I am going Saturday to pick up an Ancona drake and a hen for breeding. I already have 1 blue hen and 1 either lavender or lilac, I'm not sure which. The lavender/lilac has chocolate undertones. I love the chocolate and buff colorings on the Anconas so would like to hatch some ducklings with those colors, and I read chocolate genes have to be passed through the father. I will try to get a chocolate drake but if there aren't any available, is there another color that is likely to give me chocolate ducklings? And anyone know which parent combinations could hatch buff Anconas? I've been reading up on it; Ancona color genetics seem extremely complicated and hard to predict.