Finally I got two of my three pairs of mandarins. It feels like I've been waiting forever. Plus here are my 5 month old Dewlaps that I got from Patty in Maryland. they are so gorgeous. And talk about luck of the draw - got myself a trio! two geese and one gander. he is so very handsom and I just adore his deep throaty vocalizations...very different from the girls. The rest of the gang - you can really see the difference in the color types from the two batches of Buffs - both came from McMurray - but the first four are a much higher quality whenit comes to color. the other 5 have a very mottled pattern to them. And the Embdens are also getting quite big and beautiful. I'm not sure of their sexes yet, haven't taken the time to really look. Some gratituous cochin pics! I hatched these guys myself back in June - I got lucky with those too - one roo (blue) and three hens (one blue, one splash, and one black! A perfect ratio I do believe!!