Hi Everybody! We just got back from visiting my husband's 90 year old uncle, who keeps chickens, and I was just wondering what kind he has (he had no idea - he only keeps them for the eggs, so breeds don't really matter to him). I'm sorry, I didn't have my camera with me, so I'll do my best to describe them to you. They came from some Amish people he knows down in Southern MD, so they could be mixed, but see what you think - there were three different types, 9 hens in all, all are standard size, all had smallish single combs, and all lay large brown eggs: 1. Black and white barred feathers, WHITE legs - barred rock, I'm assuming? He called it a "dominecker", but I know its NOT a dominique - the barring on each feather is much wider than I think a dominique's would be. 2. Solid black, except for gold hackle feathering, BLACK legs. (My heart jumped at first, thinking BCM, but the eggs were no where NEAR as dark as I've seen in pictures). 3. Red and white - not a "pied" type pattern, and not "lacing" - hard to describe, but it gave the bird a "streaked" look. White legs. I'll try and get back down there again this week to get pics, but if you all can give me some possible breeds based on these descriptions, I can look them up and hopefully match them up. Thanks so much!