Hi. My friend has a beautiful light-colored EE roo with bright & splashy red & blue markings that is the daddy to 2 new chicks out of a barred rock's eggs. Both of the chicks were a lovely blue & lo & behold, they are feathering out in a nice, even medium blue so far @ a week old. So, my question is, is it just a fluke that both of these are like this, or could I expect more of these from future hatchings? The dad does not really have a large amount of blue on him, maybe 15%, & the red makes up about 20% of his color , & it is a very bright, fiery red. The rest is white. Is the color due mainly to the dark color of the BR mom? What color eggs could we expect from these should they be hens? I was thinking olive? She also has 1 light peachy-colored EE hen that lays medium-toned olive eggs, from which I have hatched 3 chicks- 2 pullets & a roo, & they are fathered by the same EE roo. They are now 4 months old, & of course, no eggs as of yet, but any suggestions on breeding these to each other or back to mom or dad, or to a BR in order to get some lovely blue-feathered olive-eggers? The young roo has the coloring of daddy, but is actually way more colorful, with about 30% bright red patches & lacing & 25% blue splashes, the rest being white. One pullet looks just like her peachy mama, the other is a paler version of that, but her head is a soft blue. To to it all off, the new chicks were hatched by surrogate mom - a broody, attention-loving Ideal 236! LOL. Any ideas/ suggestions appreciated. Ps- I will try to get pics of them when I go over there tomorrow. Thanks to all!