Both parent chickens were bought as "Ameracauna" from a local farm supply store, although I understand they could be Easter Eggers, and the coloration of the rooster looks like many other breed pictures I've seen. He has a nice trim "crown". One of the pretty auburn hens went broody and we ended up with five chicks. The youngest is the only one who resembles the parent hen at all-- same auburn-brown mixture of colors-- but he is definitely a rooster, having started to crow already. He hatched in my hands and imprinted on me, the mama hen wouldn't take him, so he grew up a little apart from the others. I swiped another chick to keep him company, which is glossy iridescent black with a collar of reddish-brown feathers. The other three are iridescent black with perhaps one white feather on each wing tip. I'm very puzzled about their sex-- only one clearly seems to be a hen, and one is clearly a rooster (crows). The other three have comb development in-between the major growth of the definite boy and the almost-nothing of the girl. Does anyone know more about the parents' breeds, or can anything be told from the way the youngsters are colored? parents Smallest brown rooster and ? and three black youngsters! At least one of these, the biggest, is crowing.