Greetings from the Isle of Man About ten weeks ago my wife and visited the MSPCA (Rescue Center) and fell for a Hen and six chicks that were found wandering along a busy road. When we bought them home they looked like this; Mother. Mother with Chicks Now the chicks look like this; I think these two are Cockerals as they are taller than the mother and their main tail and sickles are more horizontal. Also one as a metalic shiny patch under its ear. Plus they both have large combs compared to the mother and three of the other chicks. I think the one at the back is a Cockeral, smaller than the two above, it also has this has a larger comb? And mother hen looks like this; We would be really greatfull if anyone could give us an idea of what breed (or cross breed) they may be, so we can figure out if they will be good egg providers. And we would be even more gratefull if anyone could give us an idea on gender or some advice on how to recognise the gender. I personally feel we have three cockerals and three hens from the chicks, but I will happilty change my opinion from advice given. Thanks for helping newbies.