I bought one of the last auctions of the season on Ebay. They came from N. Illinois, and were shipped and arrived, luckily, when it was quite cool the end of June. 5 eggs were shipped. At 9 days, 2 were clear, 1 blood ring, and those were discarded. Of the other two, alas, one died about the time it should have pipped internally, based upon the "eggtopsy". The other one hatched yesterday in the wee hours of the morning. Very healthy acting, and already talkative and friendly. So, is it at all possible to BEGIN to sex them by appearance? Probably not? I want to think of a good name for this little one -- based on the fact that I may not know for a LONG time its gender, I probably need to think of something gender neutral.