i have recently began with cochin bantams and currently have 4 couples - 3 buff and 1 black. now buff couple one looks fab - just buff no other colour visable. buff couple 2 hen is perfect but the roo has a few black feathers in his tail? buff couple 3, roo is nice but darker buff than the other two, hen is very light buff coloured; now the black couple. hen is pure black, gorgeous! but the roo has orange/red streaks round his neck? i queried the seller over him asking what his parents were (thinking one was black the other buff?) but no his parents were a black hen with a silver roo?? so is it normal to get a few black tail feathers in a buff roo or is this a breeding fault? and what am i likely to get from the black couple...black chicks...black and orange...or black? silver? argh i dont know!