In 2011 I asked my mom if we could get chickens eventually her and my dad said yes so we started choosing breeds from Murray McMurray hatchery. The black australorps were especially pretty and I wanted some Cochins too but my mom said their feathered feet would get all poopy. Eventually we decided on: 2 GL Wyandottes 4 SL Wyandottes And 4 black Australorps. We picked them up at the hatchery March 5 but one of the chicks was different. He was an extra and my sister and I begged mom to keep him, she did. When we got home we counted the chicks and there were 12! They had given us an extra Australorp too. I named the two GLW Ginger and Cinnamon and the only australorp with a gray head Violet, the extra chick (a silver spangled Hamburg) we named Wilbur because he was the smallest. When they were older we sold 3 Australorps to a neighbor the two we kept were Shadow and Violet. When they were still young a raccoon walked into the coop and took shadow. Wilbur turned out to be a boy and would sometimes attack us. My sister wouldn't let us sell him, but he did a good job of watching over the hens.