I hatched some chicks from my BBS Marans group. Before this hatch I've only hatched a handful of eggs from them. These are our table eggs. I had a black copper Marans rooster over 1 black copper, 1 blue Copper, and 2 Splash hens. Here's my question. I hatched 2 black copper and 2 blue copper chicks. But one of the blue chicks is much lighter than the other. It makes me wonder if it's truly blue or some other color (lavender)? Is it normal to have that much variety among blue chicks? I got then blue and splash hens as juveniles from a local source. While I knew they we not well bred ,lots of faults, this chick has me wondering is they might actually be crossbreds. FYI: white chicks are olive eggers. So cute. More pics to come. This is all I have at the moment.