Hi, We live in Italy and have recently started keeping chickens. We received these chickens, two hens and a rooster, from some friends, and everyone around here refers to this type of chicken as an "American chicken" meaning a bantam... It has feathered, or booted feet, is on the small side, and lays smallish, somewhat cream colored eggs (very yellow center.) If I could figure out how to upload a picture of them, I'll attach it below. The hens are black. The rooster is also mostly black with orange, red and gold feathers, some white in the back plume. Very beautiful. We are new to this and have a lot of questions! In fact, one of the hen is in the pollaio (chicken house in Italian) and is sitting in the box, has been for days... we're wondering what she is up to.... The other hen had ben laying an egg a day starting just after Christmas. Any help identifying them would be great.. then we can start asking appropriate questions!!