Spike is a young cockerel, less than 3 months old. He currently weighs 9.5 ounces. I am almost certain he is chocolate based in his coloration. The dark feathers are a very dark brown, as oppsed to being black. I think he is quite promising, but I just have too many roosters, and don't have a specific goal in mind for him. Shipping will be billed at the actual price, including box price. 2-3 birds can fit in one box if you win multiple auctions of mine or of "whisiwasjane's" auctions. We breed Seramas together, and live near each other. Local pickup is also welcomed. I will also be at the Eastern PA chickenstock on May 15 and can deliver birds at that time.