I have an 18 week old bantam named Black (thanks to my 3 yr old son lol). I was thinking she was a black australorp bantam but I am not sure and am new to chickens. I was hoping you guys could tell me what she is. SHe is a beautiful hen and so sweet. Her ears are blue although it is hard to tell in this photo. Also the only roo we have, a silver duckwing OEGB has been mating her. Does that mean she is for sure laying or getting ready to lay? I have no clue. I haven't seen any eggs but they do free range all day over several acres and we just put nestboxes in the coop yesterday as all of my oldest chicks turned 18 weeks. Does she look ready to lay?