Do they have dark egg shells like the LF RIR's? Mine don't, they are almost a white color shell and the chicks hatch out black. I've had the trio at my X DH's and his DW's long enough now that if they'd been mated by other than the roo, it should only be his offspring now. I was in OR in July to finally meet the trio in person and recently my X DH's DW sent me eggs from "our" bantam RIR trio to hatch. We are wondering what color chicks I will end up with since all hers have hatched out as black chicks. She called today to see if any had hatched yet but none yet. We are not upset about it as we are all three very happy with the roo and the two hens. Its our (all three of us in this joint venture) first time w/bantam RIR's.