i ordered my chicks from Ideal, who doesn't sell their Ameraucanas by color variation. what you get is what you get. anyway, i have one that i originally thought was an extra buff Orpington until i noticed it was more white than yellow and had grayish legs. so far, this is a wonderful little chick, very beautiful, friendly, and inquisitive. i just have no idea what color it should be when it is grown. the feathers that are coming in now are basically the same color as it's down.