I incubated and hatched 15 blue x blue Orpington eggs. Turned out that there were five splashes, five blacks, and five blues. I immedidately gave away the five splashes, leaving me ten. Of the ten, I had two black roosters, two dark blue roosters, and three light blue roosters, seven roosters. I've given away all the roosters except a dark-blue one. Out of 15 chicks, I now have two black hens, one dark-blue hen, and one dark-blue rooster left. I will hatch some of their eggs next spring, keep all the dark-blue hens and give away all the others, even the two black hens, i.e., all I want/wanted from the beginning of this adventure is dark-blue Orpingtons. EDIT: BTW, like everyone should, I also have a dark-blue silkie, but she is NOT a chicken. She now has a little six-day-old chick that's either white or splash (cutest thing you could ever see).