I hatched 4 chicks in my preschool last Wednesday 4-30-08 and having trouble identifying the breeds of three of them. A friends daughter who is studying "chickenology" in college sexed them for me but even she was unsure of their breeds. We are pretty sure the red one is a RIR (hen). The white one is the smallest and has a narrow head and body compared to the others. He is the "ugly duckling " of the bunch but has the spunkiest personality. He was born with patchy feathers but he also seems to be feathering out the quickest. He came from a white egg. His new feathers are kind of a buff color but he has some that are black and a black spot on his fanny. The gray one is a hen and came from a brown egg. She is the largest and reminds me of an ostrich the way she likes to poke her head up. The last one is male and came from a light brown egg. He is a beautiful dark mink brown with red undertones. He has a very compact body and seems to be slower at maturing than the others. He is yellowed skinned if that helps. BTW the white one goes by the name of Cooper Jr. I've grown very attached to these little ones and would be interested in anyones opinion! Thanks for your time! A new Chicken Mama!