The kid that sold me this hen at the local feed store told me she was a "Buff Orpington" which clearly she is not (right?). It was pretty funny to watch the confused look of the gal at the register as she tried to find out how to charge me given that they didnt seem to have any buffs on their inventory. Finally she entered "brown farm hen" and looked at me hopefull that I wouldnt complain. I didn't - though I sure wish whoever did the horrible job on her beak hadn't. Now that I am growing attached to her I would sure like to know what she is- is she some mix? Hopefully a breed or blend of breeds that lays well?? Eggs are my goal. She certainly is huge next to my other two (a leghorn which they called a "white farm chicken" a "Rhode Island Red" that only weighs slightly more than 2 pounds?)- thankfully she is a gentle giant. Anyway- I would really love it if anyone can share their expertise- I have driven myself crazy looking at pics of chickens online and trying to guess. She does have a tiny bit of black in her tail feathers if that means anything.