Time will tell
I have noticed that good blacks are VERY hard to find. I believe you could also breed them to blue for blue paints as well. The blue should still work the same and dilute the black (or not, since you can get blue, black and splash while breeding blues depending on what color the parents are). They're also much easier to find than blacks. There is a thread specifically for Paint Silkies, a quick search should turn it up
Oh okay, thanks, I'll look it up. The breeder I go to sells blues but his got eaten by a fox so he won't have any until next year, so he only has blacks and whites. We bought the two babies intending to breed but might find a rooster so we can do it this year instead of waiting for them to grow out. I wanted more paints so was trying to figure out the best color combinations and black seemed to be what I've seen most suggested.
I'll keep you mind then.