I have spent some time going through the threads of EE's, colors, markings, combs, etc! I read that black and white usually mean boy, but partridge(ish) feathering is girl. Now I am kind of confused on 3 of mine. I have a black EE that is 10 weeks, has goldish markings on neck, but I think she has partridge(ish) feathering. Then 2 days ago I looked at Baby Ruth, she is orange/gold with dark in the back, but her comb is a single pea but now very red, feathers do not look partridge(ish) Last is Butterfinger now has some weird curly feathers on the top by her tail feathers, goldish in color with black, but she does have the partridge(ish) feathers I think maybe I'm just reading to much and since I'm new to chickens, I'm seeing Roo everywhere!! Thanks for any help you have for me!