As of today, we have 13 new chicks. Another hatched but died, and yet another died after pipping but before it made it out of the shell.
Some are purebred buff orpingtons, but there are also some wacky crosses:
easter egger/game rooster
game hen/orpington rooster
1 lone "purebred" easter egger chick - one of the 8 traded eggs -
yes, only one of the traded eggs hatched and survived to tell about it
At this point I'd just be glad to have pullets that will grow up to lay eggs, no matter what their parentage may be! Next year we'll replenish the purebred flock with new chicks and go on from there.