I have been reading the FAQ's for 2 years now since I had gotten my first hens. I was told (1) was an Americauna, but she never layed anything but brown eggs, so I really don't know what she was. Gertrude was killed in March 2008 by what we suspect was a skunk. Maisy & Daisy dies from other health issues later that year. The same year my wonderful husband was supposed to geet 25 egg layer of the full-size variety; but we ended up with (25) Banty chicks!!! I gave away quite a few roosters & slaughtered (6) roosters leaving me (8) hens after the loss of a couple to hawks & being hit by a car - I think. In a couple of days we are getting some brand new babies. My husband doesn't remember exactly what he ordered (LOL) but I do know we are getting some Black & Red Sexlinks. I am so excited, but leary about when they will get here after reading this past week about the mis-shipment of babies that still had not arrived Friday! I want to say a big hello to all of you!