Sorry to hear that; get a good night's sleep!
I spoke to Don today, via e-mail. He said in about 2,000 chicks, he never had a Wheaten sport appear, so he had never tried to breed a sport to a Wheaten. He did say that Pip does sound like a Wheaten or maybe a cross. He says usually, the crossed (BCM x Wheaten) have that brownish looking fluff and feathering on the breast. Pip has neither, he is a very deep matte black. He hatched out looking like a BCM, albeit very dark, very little white on him, so I would have to think he is a cross? Wonder why those feathers decided to color in now?? Shoot, he'll be 2 years old in August. He also has the whiteish/pink legs of a Wheatie too. Ah Pip...the enigma continues!
well...I do remember reading somewhere that it was recommended to hold the birds to 2 years of age to see how they fully develop since they can grow that long, but who can do that with how much it costs to care for them?!