Hmmm. DH found out that the 4 Barred Rocks we got to enhance our white egg production, would be laying brown. (Funny... who'd a thunk it!) Anyway... we had to go back to the feed store to get a few more whities, but all they had were leghorns. We already had 3 brown leghorn chicks, and the white leghorns were pretty scraggly looking. But I figured that since these were the same white leghorns from last week, and they were still alive and fast on their feet, it wasn't from being sick. We got three white leghorns and two more brown leghorns. Turns out the litle white girls had dried yolk on their heads, and I had to bathe them to clean it off. I can just imagine how it must have hurt like having your hair pulled! They were initially pretty upset about being handled, but they loved the bath, and one actually "collapsed" from sheer pleasure! (Note to self... do not bathe more than one chick at a time!) So now I have both brown and white leghorns, the same age, in the brooder, but the brownies are literally half the size of the whities. The feathering on their wings is identical. I figure that they are about 10-14 days old as they come from the same hatchery. The brownies have a round body the size of about a ping pong ball, while the white ones are more oval about the size of a duck egg. Is this normal to have such a big difference in size, or did I end up with a bantam of some sort? Brown leghorns with the barred rocks.