I am so very confused at this point. We picked a variety of chicks from the mixed heavy laying pullets bin at our local tractor supply about 22 weeks ago. Most of my chickens we figure out pretty easily but there were 2 that we have gone back and forth on. at first we thought they were black sex links and then we thought maybe Barnevelders but now I a worried they may be dark cornish. I want chickens for eggs not meat. that is why we picked from the mixed layers pullets bin. here is what I know about my chickens. Niether one of them has much comb to speak of. One of them the little comb they have got real res yesterdaay and today she layed her forst egg. I was expecting a dark brown egg but got a real light tan egg. I don't know when Cornish start layig but I have read that they don't lay many eggs. These hens don't have small compact bodies. they seem thinker by a little from my other hens not as much fluff in the rump area but the same size pretty much. Their leggs are long and skinny just like the other hens. I am including a few pics... can anyone help me figure out what these girls are. Oh and their feather patterns seem to have some double lacing. some brown, some gold. http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x371/Rhiley1/Snapbucket/7AF37E34-orig.jpg http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x371/Rhiley1/Snapbucket/E45B8C82-orig.jpg There are also pics of them in my photo album from a few weeks back. they are listed as Barnevelders????