Just wondering what cool stuff other people have hatched, that they were not expecting from their birds. For me, one was the "smaller Marans" and the other, is the "not black" (chocolate?) barred olive eggers. People told me it was sunburn when i first posted pics, that she was in pre-molt, but I hatched out another one a few weeks ago. No way this one is sunburned. It's down is even brown, not black, and it has never been in the sun except for to take pics. Here's my "chocolate" barred olive egger. I have an adult hen the same color. Also have a young hen that is a cross from the same rooster that treaded a silkie once by accident last year while I was cleaning out the silkie coop and the barreds were free ranging. This trait seems to inherit in a typical sex linked pattern, from the few examples I have seen. Hoping this is a roo, so I can test it more. And here is a "bantam copper black marans" pair. They are not very tiny, but they are about half size of the adults, if not a tad smaller than that.