Hello! So I am working on my silkie and sizzle breeding projects, and one of my hens took off and came back with 11 chicks. I am very new to chicken breeding and genetics, but this one puzzled me... The hen is a paint frizzled silkie, and the two roosters she was in contact with are a patridge silkie, and a 1st generation sizzle, though he looks more like his cochin parent. Out of the chicks, all are frizzled except 2 are smooth. There are lots of black, a couple paints, but there is also 2 light buff colored chicks, and one light barred chick.... I'll post pictures from my phone in a minute, where the heck did this come from?? I've read barred is a sex-linked gene, and that the father must pass it down..? If this is correct I am confused because neither rooster is barred, and I know the silkie roo does not carry any barring. Is it possible that one of the other two have passed it along? I am not sure about either of their backgrounds.