Before walking in I shook hands and agreed that unless they had any of the breeds we liked we would not buy any. They had Amber pullets, Australorps, Cornish Cross and what appeared to be New Hampshire Red. I kept telling the kids no, but in the end I googled what an Amber pullet was. It appears to be a cross between a Rhode Island Red and Red Island White and supposedly a great egg layer. So we got 4 of those and the New Hampshire Red and an Australorp.
We went back again this Sunday to kill some time and see what they had. They ended up having Bantam chickens of several different varieties. The kids continued to want more, but there was no way I was going to buy six more. There were some Silkies in there, but there were two types that caught our eye. Kacy loved the small brown ones with a stripe on their back. They were cute and looked like a chipmunk to me. I really liked the ones with a yellow head, but had white and black barring at the wings. The kids asked if they could ask the workers if they could just buy two since we bought 6 last week. The worker indicated no that the license with the State only allows them to sell a minimum of 6 and even after you walked out and came right back in you would have to buy 6.
After talking to a young couple for awhile they decided to buy some. I told them if they would get eight that I would pay for all of them if they gave us the two we liked. They agreed so now we have a couple of bantams. It appears that I picked a Silver Laced Sebright. I am not sure what the chipmunk is yet.
We put them in with our other chicks and after a few minutes of getting acquainted they all seem to be getting along fine. It is painfully obvious we can not go back to Tractor Supply until May. I am going to have to build a bigger coop too. We also promised Luke a Easter Egger and a a Buff Brahma for his birthday (and an Orloff if we can find it). We could need to move!