My son's favorite hen, a sultan bantam, got killed by a raccoon mid-day 3 weeks ago. I had a broody Pyncheon, so I threw all 6 of the Sultan's eggs we had in the fridge under her along with 2 of her own eggs. My 2 roosters are what I thought was either a bantam black Minorca or a bantam black Andalusian, and a Pyncheon cockerel. Anyway, my Pyncheon pullet quit her nest last week, but I thankfully had the incubator up and running (now I'm worried about all the eggs that were due next week!!!) I hatched 2 Pyncheon eggs and 5 Sultan, 1 sultan pipped but did not zip, and died. Of the 4 sultan cross chicks, 3 are all yellow down, as expected, but one is all yellow with black spots! Could the down just be an anomaly, and the chick will end up with all white feathers, or is it likely to be white with black spots? The 2 Pyncheon chicks look very different. 1 is a dark brown chipmunk striped with slate legs, so I know for sure the Minorca must be the dad as my Pyncheons' legs are off color, white, so slate legs are only possible if the Minorca was the dad. The other is a pale version of the chipmunk stripes. According to the genetics calculator, a black rooster over a Mille Fleur hen should give you all black chicks. So I guess my little black roo is hiding some other color??? Can anyone explain what could have happened here? I was hoping to get at least one pure Pyncheon, but I am pretty sure my Pyncheon chick was a mix of buff and caramel color with a little gray when she was a baby, but blotchy, not chipmunky, and that's what I see when I google Pyncheon chick pics, so I think maybe the black roo is the dad for all of the babies. Sorry, can't really see the black spots in this pic.