Early last week, I got these two young ladies from someone on Craigslist. They were advertised simply as "Sussex". I'm not extremely familiar with the breed, but they looked right according to the quick googling I'd done. After I got them home and took a closer look at them, however, I started to second guess the breed. There were five chicks that were said to be 4 weeks old, and one that was three weeks older. All were said to be Sussex, but after I'd picked mine out (I got the older one, and one of the younger ones) and paid for them and was chatting with the lady, I discovered that she didn't own the parents, but had been given hatching eggs from a friend. It wasn't until later that, when I started noticing differences in the appearance of the two chicks, that I realized it would be odd for one of the chicks to be older unless she had received two different sets of hatching eggs. I still think the younger one could be a Speckled Sussex, but I suspect the older one is not! Could you help me figure this out? Estelle Age: 5-6 weeks (according to the seller) Comb: Single? (it is a single, short, smooth ridge that extends to just above the fuzz line, then ends and has one little bump above that, like an upside down exclamation point) Feet: Pink/White Estelle is the one I think may be Speckled Sussex Ophelia Age: 8-9 weeks (according to the seller) Comb: ?? - wider, smooth, barely raised with rounded top (like a hill rather than a mountain), seems to have a small scab at the top, so it may have been picked at by other chicks Feet: Pink/White, maybe with a very subtle blue/gray cast that makes them look a bit dusty on top Ophelia is the one I don't think is Sussex. She's just started growing some big girl tail feathers under the juvenile fluff, and they are coming in almost solid black. I don't see any white tips on her at all. I've looked at so many other breeds, but nothing quite fits. I realize she may be a mix, but am curious what might have gone into the mix.