I bought a dozen fertile eggs from a local breeder for my broody-butt to hatch. Half Black Copper Marans and half Blue Orpington eggs. 5 hatched. Now I'm trying to guess who's going to be a he or a she. They are 5 & 1/2 weeks old. I posted 4 pics of each, so you can see different angles, etc. Would love to get some opinions about gender from others with more experience!! Thanks! First up is "green". Pretty sure this one is a BCM. Green is overall a bit larger than the rest. Has a smattering of copper on the tips of the neck feathers. Also has more leg feathers than the other Marans. Next is "orange" I think orange is a BCM, too. Has some leg feathers, though not as many as green. Still has almost no tail. The short feathers sort of curl over the little stump. This one is the smallest of the hatch. Next up is "yellow" I started off thinking this one was a BCM but think it's more likely a BO. The comb is very short, and has no color, but I caught it fighting back against one that I think might be a roo...? So... Yeah. Not sure. This one is "purple". Assuming it's a BO. Has almost no tail. Comb is a little short, but is smaller in size compared to the other BOs. Comb is peachy and it looks like there are waddles growing in. Last one is pink. (not because I was making assumptions... I just needed a different color!! ) Pink is the biggest of my grey chicks. Guessing a BO. Tail looks wispy and poofy, no obvious sickle feathers. But there is a definite comb and waddles starting to grow. And this was the one I saw bumping chests with another chick earlier.