This is Otis my main rooster. Black with just a few white feathers showing on his chest he is what is know as a lightly "mottled" rooster.
Ivory is a mottled hen.
Oprah and Ebony are my black hens. If your wondering I can tell them apart by the size and shape of their combs.
While I like the black and mottled colored birds, my wife likes the red variety and we were able to buy a pair.
This is Walter, a young red rooster sitting on my knee enjoying a snack.
And this is his hen Rebecca or Becky.
To me at least these birds have a therapeutic value. Nothing is as calming as sitting in a lawn chair as the sun sinks behind the trees and watch these little chickens graze in the lawn looking for unlucky bugs, listening to their soft clucks and thinking about a time long ago.