I don't want to go on and on, because whenever you say something is the prettiest or a new favorite, sure as can be it's the next thing to die or be eaten. This hen (sharla) came out of a game hen we bought at the paintsville stockyard for 2 bucks. The mother was one of the only hens to sucessfully raise some chicks this year and hatched them off in september- Pretty late, but she certainly showed them what's what. Of course the mother hen (still nameless after death) was eaten by some neighborhood cats. sharla and 3 of her brothers survived the massacre. If anyone wants any of the roosters let me know, they are equally beautiful. Their father BTW, is a blue laced red wyandotte.