i do want to say that they are not winter hardy here and need to be inside with temp 40 degrees or higher. They do not have regular sealed feathering like normal chickens. Cold air gets under feathers and they can not stay warm.
i have French black copper marans hatching. This is fi St chick to hatch. Came out of a very dark egg. Looks like a soft ginger or buff color with some dark maybe black pencil thin streaks. Shouldn't black copper hatch out black?
As of now (8:01 pm) have 6 hatched and one more pipped out of 13 Serama eggs. Hoping for more tonight or tomorrow. Seems they go from early to late. Happy to have 6 hatched as lost power an bator down to 96 when I found out. At least our of power an hour before got generator going.