I'm 2 months into keeping chickens and I love it but 2 losses have made it bittersweet. Both were weak when I got them and really didn't know what I was getting into with them when I got them. Anyway, the 5 I have left seems to be doing well. The first one (black) is I believe an Easter Egger from everything I've read but the breedewr is adamand that he has only Ameraucanas and gender decisions so far is 50/50. 4 say Cockrel 4 say Pullet. (S)he had a small somewhat pea shaped comb starting to get redder. She is approximately 18 weeks old. At least double the size of the next one I will show you and they are the same age. I am pretty sure she is an Easter Egger 16-18 weeks old but was told that he has no Easter Eggers all his birds are True Ameraucanas. Also why is she so small. She eats nearly as much as the others and is happy and healthy. Photo is her next to the black one. Very camera shy and wont stand still for a photo for anything. The last one I really want to be a pullet because she is so friendly and my 84 year old mom is completely attached to her and her to my mom but I am thinking more and more cockrel because her comb has been red since about 6 weeks old and it is a definite pea comb since I got her. Again, was told she is a pullet (s)he is 10-12 weeks old and the same size as the one right above her so size wise is gaining on the others fast even though is 6-8 weeks younger. I also have no idea what breed she is because her colors don't follow any specific breed that I could find. None of them are laying yet. If you can tell me why you think one way or another so I can become more educated on this myself it would be so helpful. Thanks.