I have 10 blue bantam cochins, 7 weeks old. There are 5 males and 5 females. I will keep 4 of the females and 1 male. I'm trying to decide which of the little cockerels I want to keep. Two of the cockerels are dark blue, almost black. Two of them are a medium blue with a little lacing. One is a lighter blue with what looks to be really nice lacing developing. I love the looks of the more laced little guy, but we've grown attached to one of the little dark blue ones. I would love to keep them both, but 2 roos is just going to be too many with 4 hens. So who to keep? Who will produce prettier babies with blue girls? A dark blue or a laced, lighter blue?