We ordered 2 salmon faverolles (French hens) and the other 5 were a "mystery rare breed assortment" of females, so we are getting to use our scientific investigative skills to identify their characteristics and start working from a "list of suspects" so to speak, as to what kind of chickens they are through deductive reasoning. (I was thrilled to see that one is a Polish (the kind with the wacky head feathers). This is a Polish on the cover of this awesome coffee table book
This is already been a really fun experience for us and they have only been here 2 days. The http://www.mypetchicken/ website, unlike most hatcheries, allows you to order as little as 3-5 chickens of various breeds; unlike others whose minimum is 25 chicks of the same kind. We are excited to do this project as a family. It is great for science and for teaching and practicing responsibility. The benefits later include having our own eggs and being able to show them at the fair if we choose.