I purchased and hatched 7 French Black Copper Marans eggs. 6 of the chicks were dark, and the 7th was light colored. I was told that it is not uncommon for Wheaten Marans to occur from BCM crosses. Is that true? Now, at 6 weeks, he still appears to be white. Is that normal for a Wheaten? Will it be a while before his colored feathers come in? Here is a picture of the little guy... The picture below shows him with one of his hatch-mates, a BCM that looks like I'm guessing it should at 6 weeks. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my wonderful husband, 4 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and, 12 young hens (hopefully they're hens) and 3 Marans chicks. Who could ask for more? Update: I didn't ask for more, but my DH's boss gave us 12 EE chicks. Plus we just hatched another 4 Marans and 3 Ameraucanas. Oh, lordy, I'm turning into "The Crazy Chicken Lady".