Well, looks like the cute fuzzies are starting to hit the awkward prickly stage. In total, there are 5 white crested blues (though the wing feathers on 3 are black - did I get WC blacks by accident? Or will it lighten I wonder?), 5 gold laced, and one buff laced. Here they are at delivery: and now in their new prickly stage at 2 weeks: At what point can I be _sure_ I got all hens and no roos? Also, these are hatchery chicks (Meyer) not show quality I assume, but at what point can I tell the "prettiness" of them? They are looking kindof shabby at this stage, but I am guessing that is pretty normal, what with only a few feathers and all.