Hi chicken lovers, I am new here and am glad to have found you all. I hope this is the correct place to be posting as it is a bit confusing when new to this. I have had a few backyard chooks for last 5 years. My first lot of chickens where 6 Isa Browns 1 gold silky bantam and 2 red frizzle feather batams, all hens. I had the Isa Browns for over 3 years and as time went on I lost one that died and the other 5 Isa Browns where sent to chicken heaven by my husband because they didn't lay much anymore and the whites of the eggs where very runny. One frizzle feather bantam was scared to death by the dog sadly. The other two batams are still doing well and the frizzle is still laying at 4 yrs old. The Silky would be somewhere around 6 or 7 yrs old and not layed in a while now. 10 weeks ago I purchase a new lot of 10 week old chooks. I bought 2 white leg horns, 2 Rhode Iland reds and two Australorps. The Australorps have started laying and 1 of the leg horns has also. I noticed someone was asking about the floppy comb on the leg horns and I was wondering about that too. I also would like to know if their combs are supposed to be bright red like the other chickens because my two's combs are more of a light red in colour? They eat well and act normal but when the Isa brown I had died its comb had lost a lot of its colour and had become floppy. I now know that floppy is ok, but what about the colour.