A while ago, we decided to get a few chickens for a small backyard coop, after having to give away our flock several years ago due to predators and other problems at the time. We recently got several new chicks, and raised them from day old hatchlings about mid-March. We took in four white leghorns pullets, as well as two straight-run barred rocks. We also received two other chicks that were as well, but we are currently unsure of the breed. Currently, all of them are about 3 months old. Both of the unknown's started out as completely black chicks and had looked exactly the same. We originally thought that they were black sex-linked chicks. We did, at least, until one of them started growing larger than the other, and very recently began crowing. This one is the male, with one of our barred rocks in the background, deciding whether to take cover under our truck The male The female Despite sitting still for a minute, she suddenly decided she didn't want her picture taken. This gives a decent view of her front and plumage, though. This is a close-up of the male's feathers. Strutting around the yard, he is an absolutely gorgeous bird. Some of his feathers start out as black, but then immediately change into an orangish brown color, only to change back to black. A small surprise was that both of them had polydactylism. This is a picture of the female's feet. She has 5 toes on each foot, while the male has 5 toes on one, and four on the other. Both of them strutting across the yard, barred rock to the left and leghorn in the middle Thanks for your help!