I am so thankful for this website, I am newbie at both forums and chickens. I have four 19 week olds (2 barred rock, 1 EE and 1...um beautiful black one) that we got at 7 weeks old. I also have two Speckled Sussex that we raised from chicks that are 11 weeks old. I was hoping to get some advise from the experts. We have started thinking our one Sussex "Frannie" might be a "Frank" instead. They are both such sweet birds. Docile, friendly and social. I have had a hard time integrating them with the older ones, so until they are bigger I am keeping them in separate coops. (When I free range them all together, the two SS avoid the others for fear of the EE.) Oh well. My biggest concern is the SS gender. What do you think? I also would love to hear what you think the breed is of the black one (pullet right?). My BR's are squatting finally, so I am hoping for eggs any day from the older ones too! Thanks BYC for your help.