All right chicken experts. Rally! I'm a newbie. Did my research, and one of the breeds I picked was Brahmas. Liked the buff color best on the adult pics I saw. Never occured to me to look at CHICK pics! Went to the feed store, picked out three little fluffy butts from the tank clearly labeled *drumroll* BUFF brahmas! But...they were all gray. So I'm thinking, "fine, whatever! I'm sure the feed store people know what they are doing. The chicks probably start out gray and feather out buff." So...my precious babies are now getting their first feathers on their wings. But the feather are dark (almost black) with white/gray tips. Not silver laced wyandotte looking, just kind of dark with an edging. Of course I would never ever get rid of them because of their color, because they are SOOOO sweet. Like to be picked up (they are about two weeks old), and follow me around when I let them out of the brooder. Anyway, back to the point. Can anybody tell me if this color thing is normal? Do chicks get a set of intermediate feather in between baby fluff and feathering out?! I'm utterly flummoxed.