Fingers crossed for you runs! Here are my little test run chicks. They are Big Spotty over 2 Alohas, 1 New Hamp, 2 Speckled Sussex and 3 EE So the chipmunk striped ones are Sussex and EE's so they aren't really my main focus. I'm hoping to get more spotting from the Sussex birds. The hens and rooster are all very big birds and decent type so if I can get more spotting going combining the spottiest sussex I would be really happy. I have 2 EE hens that I love dearly and just wondered what they would look like crossed with the Speckled. The ones I least needed yielded 3 chicks! Good grief. Now for my favorites! The little yellow chick is crossed with my big spotty sussex and look how light colored it is! I'm psyched about this one. It's feathers, although just barely coming in, look interesting to me. The second pic is a bit more correct color-wise because this chick has a definite yellow tint. So cute!!!! Next baby is a Big Spotty New Hamp chick. It's the second chick from the left. Again, the wing feathers coming in are interesting. See that reddish tint? This little chick looked like a lavender when it first hatched but now it looks more brown to me, so I don't know how that happened but that and the leg color makes me feel pretty sure this is a Big Spotty/Aloha. Look at those legs. Even though there are 3 chicks that are Big Spotty/EE chicks, there are no gray legs. That was unexpected. I'll post Aloha hen pics tomorrow. These chicks were born last Wednesday. Big Red's eggs are in the incubator. Separating the birds into breeder pens has been postponed until this next weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that, also. I haven't had a chance to set up the breeder pens, yet, maybe tomorrow?