I had no idea that auburn javas would show that duckwing or chipmunk pattern?! That is an AJ for sure?
Ya this what Lyle and others have been breeding for and it is starting to pay off. I don't think I ended up hatching any of the all black. Although that would of been fine. I will take pics as they grow and show everyone what these look like. I received 18 AJ eggs and only two were infertile and ended up with a dozen chicks. First time I ever got shipped eggs and it was fun.
cedar, Great job with the shipped eggs! I haven't hatched any blacks out of my Auburns either. I sent five Auburn eggs to a BYCer with some Icelandic eggs, he hatched four and none were black. My broody just hatched some with her brood and none of them are black either. My trio do not have the best Auburn color but aren't throwing any blacks yet. I have eggs in the incubator now as part of the Easter Hatch. We'll see if all of them are Auburn as well.