Hello y'all! Yesterday I got two standard sized hens to keep my mean old Cochin bantam rooster company. About a year ago, he became aggressive to the bantam hens and nearly killed them, so he lived alone until I came across these hens. They're twice his size, so they can defend themselves if he attacks them -- but he only tried once, and they put him in his place! Everyone's getting along fine now. I was wondering if y'all can tell me what these chickens are, and if they are indeed hens, though I assume if they weren't, the rooster would've given them a harder time. I'm a bantam person myself so I'm not used to identifying big hens. The man I got them from said they were siblings and both Rhode Island Reds, but they look quite different -- the darker one has a rose comb. He also said "they're nine months old and they just started laying eggs," and I thought they laid at 6 months? So can anyone give me a rough estimate of their age? I haven't seen any eggs from them since they arrived about 24 hours ago but I assume they're coming. The darker brown one with a rose comb is Arizona, and the lighter one is Alabama. In the first picture they're standing next to aforementioned Cochin bantam rooster, Georgia. Thanks in advance!!!