I hatched a batch of chicks Oct. 6th, half were from my Black Copper roo over EE and Barred Rock hens, and half were from DMRippy's Blue Copper Roo over barred EE's with a few other Olive-Eggers in the mix. I didn't keep track of which were which eggs because I thought I could tell them apart as they grew. Not so much In any case, I'm planning to make interesting Olive-Eggers, so I'm looking more for certain shape & colors right now. There are a few I'd like opinions on.... First up is Arnie. He's obviously a roo, but what the heck is going on with his colors? He was a sex-link at hatching, i.e. had the big spot and the other black chicks didn't (and look like pullets) but his barring only developed part way. It almost looks like he has barred feathers in a splash pattern over the blue. Is that possible? I'm not planning to keep him, since I want pea-combed blues, but he's very unique. Next up is one of the 3 "calico" chickens. Two are obviously roos, but I was hoping this one might be a pullet. I don't think so, which is a bummer because the coloring is so cool. Not what I want in a roo though. Here is a little pullet (I think) but what is this color? Is it lavender? Or light blue? She has a few darker marks on her, and her legs are pale grey. Last up is the one I plan to keep if he's a roo. I want blue pea-comb with a nice beard to cross with my Cuckoo Marans and Welsummers. I think this one is from DMRippy's eggs, but I could be wrong. Roo or hen??