This is Elf, out of a buff Orpington hen and whose father was a supposed Splash ( came from a swap) but looked Lavender. I bought black sex-link and red sex-link pullets from Tractor Supply this spring. One of my black girls went broody and hatched 4 and the other five finished out in the incubator ( other hens came and deposited their eggs on hers...). I've been reading and am trying to learn all of the lingo ( lots to learn but I'm familiar with horse color genetics, which helps somewhat). So, obviously, I'm curious as to what the possibilities are with their offspring. I realize that the sex-links are cross-breeds will not breed true and that they themselves can't produce the sex-link offspring/ characteristics they displayed as chicks. That said, I thought my Roo was simply a buff/lavender cross, but in my search to find out what he is, he looks very much like a lemon cuckoo/ lavender? Upon closer inspection, it appears he has barring on his head/neck feathers. The red hens in his picture are potential moms of this cross, as well as black hens. This is mom with her the first couple: I will post some better pictures of all of them, but these are what I have for now. Two seem to be regular buff ( but one of them has lavender wing feathers coming in and the others are buff/gold). One is much more white with flecks of black/gray ( splash? ) The newest hatchling from last night is mostly dark gray. I appreciate any and all input!