I thought you might be interested in seeing this little chick that came out of my one mottled orp egg that hatched this week. I took them outside today and let them play in the grass and sunshine. This chick hatched out black with a buffish/yellow light down and some almost white down. You can just begin to make out on the face the buffish type coloring there. The 2 different colors of wing feathers coming in is interesting. Are the hens being bred to your mottled roo a true black or blacks from the blue/black/splash? The painted nails are so I can identify it from the others. It does blend right in!