Nine weeks ago I hatched a clutch of eggs from Tuffoldhen's blue/black/splash orpington stock. I have 2 light brahma/blue orp crosses, 1 buff/blue cross, 3 blacks, 4 blues and 2 splashes. I think I beat the odds! I have 2 black cockerals and 1 black pullet, 1 blue cockeral and 3 blue pullets, 1 splash cockeral and 1 splash pullet. Woot! All from 1 hatch. I plan to keep the black and splash cockerals and will probably offer the blue at some point in the future. I would like to see how he starts filling out first. I took some photos of the splash cockeral this evening. He wasn't in the mood to pose but I got enough photos to get a good look at his body. His name is Jubal. In this photo you can see the splash pullet in the background and one of the black cockerals. I am eager to watch him grow out.