I started off with 4 chicks, two barred rocks and two speckled Sussex. It turned out that one of my S.S. was a rooster so he had to go. Now I seem to have a chicken clique. My barred rocks are always hanging out together, taking dust baths, fighting over worms,..ect. While the speckled Sussex seems to always be on her own. Is it just a coincidence, or do the breeds recognize and prefer their own kind. I hope Tasmin the Speckled Sussex isn't lonely. Maybe she will make friends with my new Buff Orphingtons. It could also be personalities. The Barred rocks are very much homebodies. Lots of nesting among the bushes and general laziness. While The S.S. Is very bold. Always checking out different parts of the yard. Trying to get on the roofs. Chasing my moms Chihuahuas. Anyone else see this in their chicks?