I have 8 wheaten ameraucana chicks, almost 2 weeks old. I have read that I can sex them by the color of the shaft of the neck feather as they come in, that males will have black and females brown. But they all look very dark to me! I can tell that one is definitely male as he has very dark feathers along his shoulders above his wings, but all the others are feathering in light brown. Any one know about the neck feathers? The sooner I can pass them out to waiting friends, the better!