I am new and I wish I would have found this site before purchasing my first chicks! I picked up some chicks from the "assorted pullets" bin at TSC and did enough research to know that I had picked out 3 EE, 2 BR, and 1 RIR. Well, I have been reading on this site that you can tell the sex of BRs by the spot on their head. I, of course, have two BR with splotches that are not defined. The majority of the BRs had these splotches. My question is, if it is a reliable indicator of sex, I am a little irritated that if it was something that simple of sexing male and females, why were there so many males in the "pullet" bin?? They did not have any straight run bins, except for the Cornish X's, so it's not like they were accidentally placed in the pullet bin. Also, I got there an hour after they arrived. I am also concerned that my RIR is a roo as well, because it's comb is a lot larger than the EEs. Please tell me there is some hope that my chicks are pullets!