Hi BYC! We have been reading for over a year now, and no idea why we waited till now to sign up for an account! We are in upstate New York, just south of Rochester. We have a new start up farm with market gardening, fruit orchards, sea buckthorn orchards, honeybees, and eggs!!! We started last spring with 1 dozen chicks, and 10 made it. Right now we have 4 Black Australorps, 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks, and 3 Rhode Island Reds. They are laying machines and we average 8 eggs/day. We are all addicted to chicken life, and can't get anough of our sweet family members and their personalities! We have another dozen chicks coming in a couple weeks, including our first shot at a roo. We have 4 more plymouth rocks (one of them is the roo), 4 leghorns, and 4 Ameraucanas on order. Looking forward to learning more bout new breeds and seeing how things go with the rooster. We did a little whim purchase at TSC the other day and got 8 little bantams to keep in the backyard while all the other chickens are in the orchards. I know that it is hard to tell what breeds they represent, but I thought I would post some pics (if I can figure out how) and see if anyone has a clue. There are 6 that look like little chipmunks (which I read that could be several different breeds), their chipmunk markings are very distinctive, they are non-feathered pinkish legs with 4 toes. There are 2 that are yellow, one solid, and one with the chipmunk stripe on the back. They both have feathered feet with pinkish legs and 4 toes. I am thinking the yellows may be cochins? Silkies have black or dark skin, right? Any thoughts would be welcome! So excited to be here. One of the chipmunks...several angles The yellow chipmunk, feathered feet, pink, 4 toes Another chipmunk...I think, they all look the same! The yellow, feathered feet, pink, 4 toes. There is a very faint blackish strip that looks like it would be the chipmunk outline...almost invisible.