Well, I can't believe I did it but I purchased chicks from a straight run. This was the only option I had. I have wanted a really dark egg layer so I purchased 8 french black copper maran with hopes of getting at least 4 girls. I would say that my odds are okay. They just arrived today so they don't have any visual difference at this point of course. You all will get pics in a few weeks. They are SO adorable currently. They all look like little "Happy Feet" penguins. How do hatchery organizations sex the chicks upon birth?