I wish one of mine would take the leap and try it. I mean, I guess it really doesn't make a difference that much, I just don't like that they are sleeping In their poop! I try to keep the bedding fresh all the time, so it's kinda a pain.
That's actually exactly the info I was hoping to find out. I do love the color but I heard that with buff you need to cull hardcore. I'm just getting slightly thicker skin now and wasn't up for that challenge yet. Plus, I'll only be set up for about 3 breeding coops and I wanted to keep more then one single color. That's a big reason I choose paint because I can have certain blacks and whites. Kinda like breeding bbs. I understand now why my buff have the grey. It's not super bad but I noticed it as soon as they started feathering in. I love them but you only breed buff to buff, right? Or to partridge, I guess? I'll post a couple pics of mine. And thank you for the info on paints. I'm not planning on showing for at least a few years, maybe even longer. I wonder how long it will take for paint to be accepted? Do you think it ever will? I just enjoy the color and I love black and white silkies too, so I'm looking forward to trying to figure this all out in the next couple years. Thanks for all of info, I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.