Here are the future laying hens.Front row from left to right Welsummer (pink feet), Ancona (black and yellow), Gold Campine (blue feet), Russian Orloff (yellow feet) and a Silver Grey Dorking (pink feet with an extra toe).

We’ll see if I am right when they finally feather out.

I haven’t decided whether I’ll be showing at the county fair yet. I have to get the entry in soon so I’ll have to make my decision before I even know if I’ve got birds that meet the standards. That’s the down side to getting chicks later in the year.