I should have been a black copper maran. I hatched out of an egg that looked just like the other BCM eggs, and the egg seller was certain that she had no other chickens that could have got near her BCM's. The other BCM chicks were a heterogeneous lot in that they were not great standard BCM chicks. I have white feathers on my head and tail. I may look like a cross between a cuckoo maran with gold lacing, and a speckled sussex. The next set of eggs sent had another odd chick that was very dark chocolate brown as a chick, and is getting lacing like me but only darker. What on earth happened??? Also am I a boy or a girl (about 8 weeks)??? Thanks!!!