I got 3 rescued chicks abandoned in front of a dog and cat shelter. I have identifed one of them as a Silkie Bantam (the white one with the puff ball on it's head, now known as Cyndi Lauper. The all white one with the yellow beak, I think is a Cochin Bantam, but up for grabs on that one? He is known as Elvis Presley. The black is the real puzzler. I have come up with about 7 different varieties that he/she can be, but haven't really a clue. Known right now as Johnnie Cash (man in black), but could be Pat Benetar if found to be a female. This one has all, what looks to be calics in it's feathers, with the way they swirl around it's body. and it's feet are yellow with black spots on them. So my question is two fold, what is this black one and is it a male or female? It looks like they are all teenagers right now. Other posing question, if the black one is a male also, can these two males live together peacefully with only one female, being of different breeds? Help, I do cat and dog rescue and haven't to much of a clue with these guys, but they seem to be very social. My guess is that they were a school science project gone awry, but they ain't talkin! Figured out the pic's thanks! 06/12 - OK, Latest development...Johnny/Pat is starting to mimic Elvis on the crowing thing. It doesn't sound that great yet, but it certainly sounds like the start of one, guess it's like a teenager when their voice is changing. So my new question is... Do hens crow? If so, then I still am not sure what Johnny/Pat, the Black Frizzled Cochin is? Still looking for that answer. The pic's I see, he/she looks more like a hen to me, but the crowing thing has thrown me a curve.