Hello, all! Well, I got this girl from the local tractor supply company. The service clerk said that they were called "Australian Blacks", which as far as she and I have found thus far, seems not to exist on the internet but were supposedly great layers and a lot of fun. Jet is also a polydactyl! Regardless though, I haven't seen any chicken at all which looks like her. She's definitely not an Australorp. When she was a wee peep, she was solid black- glossy black legs, black beak, deep dark brown/black eyes, and solid black baby floof. The closest thing I can guess is a "red-penciled black sex link of unknown breeds" but I am DYING to know what she is and what to breed her with next year so I can have some babies! Now, she's got red penciling or some similar marking in bronzy-red along her chest, neck feathers and a little on her wings. They're not clearly defined, in some places the red is more mottled or 'dusted' onto her feathers in appearance. She has a green sheen to her feathers but ALSO a purple sheen depending on which side of the sunlight she's on. She's also got some natural blonde going on in her neck feathers! So what IS this girl? I love her to bits. She looks like she's gonna be a regular size, not a bantam pullet. She's driving me nuts. She's so precious too, very sweet natured and cuddly. Here's a collage. What IS she???