Some may have seen the variety that makes up my flock, but I'm going to ask one bird/breed at a time to get to the bottom of each one. Twig is our top hen and also the oldest. I've been looking at different pictures of similar breeds though none quite match her excalty, so I suspect her to be a cross of some sort. Something I've noticed very recently, which I'm not sure if it's always been there or just developed, is that in the right light Twig has a slight green sheen all over her body. Two suspects I've found are gold Brahma and a variety of Marrans. The gold Brahma looks promising, though Twig is more slender, has less feather on her legs and the pattern on her body isn't quite so defined. Also her son looks like a smaller and thinner version of the male gold Brahma. I've found a picture of a Marans that looks quite like her. The only difference being that she lays a light blue egg, not dark brown and also I saw a picture of a male that doesn't really resemble Tetley. If you can you can see various pictures here; http://treegod.backyardchickens.yuku.com/fs/ls/id/114941. There's one of Twig's light blue egg, three of Tetley at different stages of development, one of Twig on a nest, one of the suggested female Brahma, one of the male Brahma and one of the Marans hen (that's what they called it where I found it). Also have a look at these two other pictures of Twig; http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/966265b4a6f2665ca55fbf47b508c03abb441862.JPG (this also has Tetley) http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/d4426924c2f5260fa81f8442d63cbcb571597a62.JPG Just for comparison, here is Tetley's sire, Bamboo, who is much smaller. I'll come back to him on another thread, though I suspect he's some sort of Spanish breed; http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/eed26a2436fd26e2a86f8b49347c000565f12bb4.JPG Thanks for any help.