Hatched yesterday! I shipped in 12 eggs from a non-BYC person in Alabama... NINE hatched! Now... these are supposed to be black. This is my first experience with black silkies... and I expected them to be all black. I have blues darker than this. Do they feather out pure black, and the chick down doesn't matter? They're supposed to be from SQ stock, too... any opinions, or is it way too early to think about it? Thanks guys!! This one's the lightest of the bunch: One of my dark blue chicks in the middle of two blacks... of course, I could have gotten a black from my two blues, since I don't know their parentage... About half had HUGE poofs!!