I do not know what kind they are. My neighbor got them from a little old lady who was moving and couldn't take them with her. They laid a few soft shell eggs in July, but none since. They don't have ANY other hens other then these, and had a few spells of bad luck with their chickens this year. They want to find these ladies a home where they won't be eaten. Then they want to start again with a fresh flock next spring! Please leave a message here or PM me, I will get you their email address to work something out. They are a great family and the kids would be heart broken if someone were to turn these ladies into dinner!!!!