I purchased 2 barnevelders, at least that's what they were advertised as from a feed store. I saw an ad on craiglist from this feed store advertising barnevelder pullets about the same age as the chicks I had already purchased from another feed store, so I ran down to get a couple to add to our flock. The feed store didn't have any other chicks for sale other than about 10 of these barnevelder chicks (about 4-5 weeks of age at the time), so I know I didn't pick the wrong chicks. My pullets? don't look identical and maybe that's due to being sold as hatchery stock rather than from breeders? One has a brown chest - the other has a dark chest with a little lacing. Their combs are about the same size and redness. Could the difference in colors be because one is a cockeral and one is a pullet? Are they really barnevelders or could they be dark cornish instead? If anyone here has pictures of their young barnvelders, I'd love to see them - the only pics I can find online are of full grown hens & roosters. As for their personality, these two chickens are independent and the least friendly of our 11 chicks, but I'm guessing that could be because they were a little older when we got them -- 4-5 weeks versus 1 1/2 weeks with the other chicks. Both Penny & Lacy are about 11 weeks old in these photos (taken today). The first 3 photos are of Penny (the darker chested one). The last pic is Lacy - she escaped from her captor before I was able to take any more photos.