We "rescued" (well, for two dollars we did, lol) this hen about a year ago (she was 2 then) from terrible conditions. There were about 300 chickens for sale that were crammed in a muddy pen and she was the only one that looked like this. The guy that was selling them said he purchased all egg laying breeds in a bulk sale. She was the hardest to catch and my daughter named her "Roadrunner". She kept disappearing over the last few weeks and we thought she was leaving the farm at night to roost with the neighbors chickens but she showed up yesterday with 13 chicks in tow! My chickens have free range over our farm and go into the coop at night. I suppose she got tired of us taking her eggs (she lays a peachy/pinkish/very light tan colored egg) and found a good hiding spot, lol. Now that the babies are hatched she is back in the coop like she never left. I have no idea what breed she is or how to sex the babies. Some of the chicks have a yellow patch on top of their heads and some have an all black head. Is that a feature that shows sex? The father of the chicks is a Cuckoo Maran. Thanks for looking!