Hi all, I have used this site for a reference for several months now, but somehow just now got around to joining. Awesome info on this site, so kudos . So my question is... I have some F2 generation Olive Eggers in my incubator due to hatch next Tuesday or Wednesday. They hens were a cross between a Cuckoo marans rooster and an Easter Egger hen. The fertilizing rooster was a Blue or Black Marans. That being said I have no pictures of the hens, but from the info I have and what I'm reading would have to assume they were barred to some degree if their father was a cuckoo marans. Right? So if the hens of my eggs were barred and the fertilizing rooster was a blue or black marans would I have any indication of sex in my chicks by color? My understanding of chicken genetics is rudimentary at best and this is a little beyond me. I was also going to look at the wing feathers as soon as they hatched to see if that in any way helps, but I have heard that only works for some breeds. Thanks for the input, here are my eggs, hopefully the F2 generation will be darker green. (and 2 blue marans for fun) Wait, one more question, will I be able to tell the pure marans chicks apart. Oy, this might be tricky, might have to take some vacation days!