I bought the black one last year as a chick from the feed store. A breed that I hadn't heard of before but they we're very curious pullets and I came home with 2. I was sure I'd remember the name but even after searching breeds nothing rings a bell. It is a smaller hen, not a great layer and it stands very upright. I want to say it was a Japanese breed of some kind? The white one came to us a couple of months ago and I never had a chance to ask the owner what breed she was. She is very friendly and curious and I would love to get a few more. Is she a Sussex? Thanks for the help!