This is purely a curiosity/academic question, as it will be months before I can begin to have solid answers, but I wondered if anyone here might have insight. I have two chicks who hatched yesterday from Favaucana (yes, I realize that’s just a fancy mixed breed) eggs ordered from My Pet Chicken. The eggs came from a breeder in North Carolina. I was told the eggs could/would be an assortment from a BBS and/or a wheaten/blue wheaten/splash wheaten flock. Clearly, I “lost” the lottery and ended up with two black chicks from the BBS flock. Now, MPC writes on their website that the Favaucana chicks they sell are F1, but all the eggs I received were sage green, so I know my chicks are AT LEAST F2. I know that means their genetics are even less predictable. I’m curious, though, whether their very different chick down offers any clues as to what they might be carrying. The first chick has some gold mottling on his/her head and a gold/cream colored underbelly. This chick also has minimal, if any, muff/ beard feathering. The second chick has a much fluffier face and a white/silver underbelly. Anybody here have insights to offer?