we bought these chickens in March for the kiddos and us. We made sure we bought the reds(rhode island or new hampshires not sure) as females and I fell in love with the little black chicks(plymouth Rock we were told)so took a chance and we ended up with a hen and rooster. We love to just go sit and watch them about 4 weeks ago they finally started laying. I added some pics so hopefully someone can give me a definate as to what we have and if they are nice looking birds kids are interested in showing in 4h someday. the pic of all six is when they were younger right now the rooster has alot of beautiful feathers hanging on his tail and starting on wings so i think they are about 7 months old right now give or take a few weeks.