After a bunch of predator attacks this year, I had to buy chicks from a hatchery for the first time in years (I usually like to let my broody hens hatch out fertile eggs). Back when I first got into chickens, I ordered from this hatchery and ordered sexed female chicks and all of them were accurate. With this batch (14 chicks) I can already tell that one of my mottled cochins is a cockerel... And now I'm suspicious of my Salmon Faverolle and a chick that I think is likely a brown Leghorn. I've wanted a Salmon Faverolle for YEARS so I'm super disappointed. "She" is sprouting some black feathers on her chest and my understanding is that only males get black feathers on the body... True? As for the Leghorn, I'm assuming that's what she is. I have a Welsummer and a Brown Leghorn and they look ridiculously similar but one of them has a significantly larger comb that any 4 week old chicks I've ever had. However, I have never had a Leghorn and I understand that even the females have really big combs at a young age because that breed has an exceptionally large comb in general. Anyway, here are the best pics I could get this morning. They're hard to photograph when they're running around and it's a bit of a misty morning.