I love chickens! :-D If I had a barn Id have a chicken of every color. I just have my little homemade coop. Right now I have 17 girls... GLW, SLW, auracanas, feather footed cochins, black australorps, RIR, and barred rocks. I am giving bowls of eggs away to my friends. Had guineas for 6 years. Last year raised some turkeys for meat. They were so personable and fun!
We ordered a hatchery surprise a few years ago. 2 of the 5 were roos. One we named Spaz as a chick cause he was ,well, spastic. He was the most beautiful Tophat chicken Ive ever seen. Some sort of cross polish variety. Eventually the neighbors complained about the crowing and we gave him to a nearby farm. He was too pretty to butcher. Too loud and mean to keep.
Have fun with the new chicks and the hatchery surprise. Ive never raised quail.
BTW, I never even knew that this farm forum was here. Duh. What a nice surprise!