Thanks, you've been a big help. The man who sold them to me is pretty serious about chicken shows, and was not pleased with their color/markings. He said they'd be "egg laying machines." In the spring, I want to incubate some of their eggs. I already have the incubator and egg turner. Now if they can just last the winter. This rookie is worried about messing things up!Hang in there. The first winter will be the one you worry about them the most.
They are a color variety not readily available as far as I know. I will be interested to hear how they do with the laying.