The eggs got mixed, both 'pure' Australorp and the crossbreeds.
So, I have 6 of the 15 with a light green? eye and 9 with a black (dark red when reflecting light). Of the 6 'green eyed', 3 have gold 'strips' in the hackle and saddle. I have been unable to differentiate, so far, on colour of their soles.
If the gold strips are the result of a recessive melaniser becoming het, with crossbreeding, (I'm assuming all the green-eyed's are crossbreeds) why aren't all the crossbreeds displaying the gold strips?, Mark