My two HQ turkens have produced a chick that's nearly solid black, with white tips on the wings. His neck is not naked. His legs are nearly red or brick colored. I've been told that my roo's coloring is called buff columbian. The hen is black, with hints of irredescent green. She has "lacing" of gold and dark slate legs. I've been told they produced a chick of this color because of "wheaten breeds" in their genetics. What constitutes a wheaten breed? I'm asking out of curiousity. I'm nearly 100% positive this chick is a cockerel. He has the start of his dad's big comb already. He will someday be a leader of one of my flocks. Please don't use my thread as your soapbox about what is wrong with hatchery birds. I happen to love my HQ birds - friendly, beautiful, productive and healthy as can be.