I have had 5 hens for a year now, but I got them when they were already laying. Easter Bunny brought me 12 new fuzzy butts which he purchased at our local TSC. The first 6 were sold as RIR and I feel certain that they are, but they are straight run, so only time will tell what sex they are. The others were sold as bantam mix, so I need help with breed. I have my guesses, but thought you more experienced members might be more certain.