Two of my leghorn hens successfully hatched several eggs. Four of the chicks are a cross between a Buff Orp Hen and a Brown Leghorn Rooster. It seems three are females and one is a male. The females are lighter and the male is darker. (I hope this is the case) Also the male's comb seems to be developing after 6 weeks. They all have yellow feet Is this a safe way to tell? Is this a sex-link trait? (or) Am I wrong? (females are light brown and males are dark) The male seems like his dad when he was a chick two years ago What color eggs will the females lay? You comments are welcome. Please chime in if you know about crossing breeds. I love my backyard mutts!