Ok So my oldest child is in Grade 6 this year and she will be entering the science fair again this year. The fair itself isn't until April 2013.. but since she's wanting to do her experiment on Chicken Genetics, i told her that she should start on it right away because it will take your chicks a while to grow into adults. So here's her plan. We have Danish Brown Leghorn Roosters (hens also) and some Mixed breed Hen (called Red Stars by the lady we bought then from) They are black with speckled orange feathers. So my daughter is going to try and see if she can get a Black feathered Chicken, that has the floppy comb of the Danish browns (at least our danish brown hens have super floppy combs. I'm just not quite sure how to have a scientific procedure for this. We have a clutch of 5 chicks with a broody red star hen right now.. they are about 3 days old (found by surprise in our hay loft) and we've just started 7 eggs in a Brinsea Mini Eco incubator. This way My daughter can take photos and such right from the setting... rather then using the 3 days old chicks.. since we aren't completely sure when they were hatched. I'm helping her with the project.. mostly turning the eggs and keeping the incubator temp correct and such, taking pictures of the chicks when i see mama hen off the nest. I'm also helping her figure out how to make this scientific.... The data collected, writing it into a workable experiment and making her display board and final project will be all her doing.. alone (unless she needs someone to help her carry her experiment... I'll do that) I'm not involved in anything else. Anyone have any thoughts, ideas to help her along? She's in school right now... hence why I'm asking.