I will try to get some pics for you Kev. The hens look almost exactly like black sexlnks, other than one of them who has white earlobes. The roosters are quite flashy but because they were hen-raised AND half EL, they are extremely flighty so it is hard for me to get close enough to them to get good pics. However their flightiness makes them excellent foragers. Last summer the 3 cockerels spent all day every day foraging our pasture and even jumping the fence to go into the adjacent woods. A risky move due to coyotes and foxes and I feared every day that they wouldn't live long enough to move on to the next generation. But all three not only survived but thrived.
The hatch is over. I believe I got 8 chicks total. The last three who all needed help hatching on day 23 (ugh) are in a special needs brooder with their own Eco Glow until they are stable enough on their feet to join the rest. Hopefully later today but by morning I'm sure they'll be ready if not tonight.
Once everyone is fluffed up and properly dry I'll try to get pics of just these birds. Only that one - the first to hatch - is brown. There are several of the light colored ones and a couple of black/whites that I am curious to see if they will feather out to look just like their EL grand-dams.
I am so very excited to see how these turn out!!!
ARGH - the waiting! It will take 4 months for them to reach some semblance of the true adult coloration, and a full 6 months to determine final size. That's ummm, July to September before we get to see how they really are going to turn out. SO MUCH WAITING.