Carmel was born here a cross between an Buff Orpington and Rhode Island Red. The father to all of these are the late Grandpa Jerry, also born here, who was a mixed of two birds. So now her little ones are all different colors. They are all her's and his because they were the only two that were in that coop since Grandpa Jerry had his trouble with the ducks and Carmel was the bottom of the pecking order in the coop with all the other birds. She had to be taken out or they would have pecked her to death.