I have 4 dark brahma bantam chicks from Ideal... I know that they are probably not the best specimens of the breed however I was wondering about the colors of the first feathers that come in... Three of them are getting barred looking feathers on their wings and they are not the black and white that I was expecting to see, more of a light buff or creamy color. I was wondering if the hens feather in looking barred initially? and then look better after their more adult plumage comes in? And the one that I am convinced is a roo does not have the same coloration on his wings, mostly black and is MUCH slower at feathering in ... 'he' only has the first bits of primaries in whereas the 'girls' have quite a bit of feathering already. I am making the assumption that since the brahma roos are large framed that roos will take longer to feather as they are busy growing frame etc? is this erroneous? I have pics I wanted to post but for some reason I cannot get them onto my uploads this evening. Will try again tomorrow.