I posted a while ago about how to tell which gender your chicks are; however, they were too young to be able to tell through pictures so I took a few more yesterday. They are much bigger and have most of their adult feathers in. There are a few things that have been brought to my attention and I was also hoping you could help clear these up for me. * I noticed that the red chick and the yellow/black chick tend to run at each other, hop in the air, bump chests, chirp at each other, and then they're fine. My grandma thinks they are both roosters and are fighting; however, they aren't aggressive toward each other in that sense...all 3 of the bigger chicks tend to huddle together and even play together - they'll run around and chase eacher, hop around and such.... Do you think those 2 are roosters or is it just a general behavior that both genders do in order to establish a pecking order(those 2 are higher on the pecking order list)? * I also noticed that 3 of my 4 chicks (includng the "runt") have some comb development already; however, the yellow/grey-white one has nothing at all...it's just a smooth slope into it's beak. It is my understanding that hens of certain breeds also have smaller combs, but this one has nothing at all...Does this mean it is a hen, or does it just have a "defect"?. Here are updated pictures: "Ginger" (red/white chick): http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061807_2120.jpg http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061907_1008b.jpg (^^^ not 1 legged, just odd pic angle) "Spanky" (yellow/black chick): http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061807_2122.jpg http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061907_1003.jpg "Bo-Peep" (yellow/grey-white chick *** the combless one...): http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061907_1005a.jpg http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061907_1007.jpg "Lucy" (black-brown/smokey grey cochin chick): http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061807_1331.jpg (^^^ this little one's leg was injured and is still in the process of healing....so it's a lot smaller due to the trauma and infection ) Group shot (I was trying to takes pics and they actually ambushed me): http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/MCFNEO/?action=view¤t=061807_2130a.jpg I read online that there are certain wives-tales things you can do to figure out the gender of your chicks. Someone said that if you flip them onto their backs...roosters tend to sprawl their legs out while hens tend to keep them tucked in...I tried that just for the hell of it and my chicks switched every time. First their legs would tuck in....next time I tried they'd stretch them out, another time one leg would be in nd the other would be out...so I have not clue. Again, I am new to this chicken-raising thing, and I'm hoping that we have a few hens in our small flock especially since we got them for eggs... If anyone could help me figure their genders out I'll greatly appreciate it. Thanks.