I have a dozen new loves in my house. These are our first (I'm already understanding chicken math and can't wait to see what the feed store will have in the spirng!!!) I have a couple of questions: I have 4 each New Hampshire Reds, Barred Rocks and Ameraucana. The Ameraucana, I can tell apart (they look like chipmunks of varying shades), but the BRs and NHRs look alike!! I'm afraid to "mark" them, that they will peck at bands or marker marks. Is this something that I should worry about? My other question is, how do i tell if my Ameraucana are true Ameraucana? I've read that EE get labeled as Ameraucana often, so I bought them knowing that if they were EE I wouldn't be upset. At what point would I be able to tell the difference? They are marked like little chipmunks. They will be a week old tomorrow and I can see little cheek "tufts" that the other 8 do not have. Thanks for your input!!