Ok I have posted before on this topic.... I have 8 Barred chicks with Straight combs yellowish legs from Ideal. I ordered 3 Barred Hollands to complicate things I also ordered 3 Heavy Assorted Pullets and 4 Rare pullets to balance out my order, I was shorted 3 Austrlops in my order. So it looks something like this - all pullets 3 Barred Hollands 3 Heavys assortment 4 Rare assortment - 3 Austrlops (missing) I have accounted for 2 of the heavy assortment 2 RIR I have accounted for 2 of the Rare breeds 1 Danish Leghorn, 1 La Fleche, and another black chick we don't know what it is yet! at 5 weeks no comb devloment at ALL but otherwise looks JUST like the La Fleche but looks nothing like my prior australops. So I have 2-3 unacounted for from my assortments 3 Australops and I have a TOTAL of 8 Barred chicks! 3 of the 8 should be my barred Hollands. I spoke with Ideal today - hoping they could help me figure out what chicks are my barred hollands? the gal on the phone figured the extra barred would be BPR not hollands? sigh Someone in another thread when I asked about this a few weeks ago suggested I wait on earlobes <G> you see Barred Hollands lay white eggs! but turns out they still have RED earlobes! sigh...... SO suggestions? I can do pictures tonight? what would you want to see, what angle I can't see ANY difference in these chicks. I suppose it is possible they are all barred Hollands? but the gal at Ideal thought that was unlikley. THANK YOU oh one way to tell? wait until they start laying! but I had planned on keeping at most 2 of the Barred Hollands not 8 <G> I suppose I can just chalk it up to live and learn! after all I do have my Danish Leghorn to pick up the white egg laying for me! she seems to have a good personality.