Gotcha! Okay, I went out and got some photos of the other chicks from this group this afternoon.
This one isn't going to be much use to us I'm afraid. So far, all black - not even a "tell". And a cockerel to boot. At least they are now a decent size so I expect he'll end up on the table.
And one that is almost the opposite. But what black there is doesn't appear to be mottled but more striped.
This one has more black and white but again, it appears more striped than mottled. Another cockerel too.
And a pullet - also penciled. I'm curious where this striping is coming from out of a solid over a mottled.
I also got a couple more of my favorite pullet that show her mottling a little better than in the one from yesterday.
I'm really excited to see how this next batch feather out since there are so many more of them. Based on the results from the smaller sampling, I think I can rule out the chicks that started out almost entirely black, but we'll see what happens with those that are reddish or white.
Wow, this is crazy and unexpected. Your chicks are looking VERY much like the "Light Sussex" / Aloha cross chicks that I am raising here. Don't know if I have any pics on this computer, hmm, let me see, my old one crashed so my pics are limited.
Hard to see but look at the one in front standing in food bowl.
Here's one from my Blog but some had more black and it was more random:
And I literally just sold one that looked like the darker chick. Darn it.
Weird - is it possible these carry the "Light Sussex" color? (Is it called Silver?)