Does anyone know the genes that are responsible for black or blue-breasted red/gold/white (silver)/brown birds? Say I wanted to cross a completely barred bird onto a black-breasted red for example, is it possible for the offspring to acquire the barring in place of the red? I hope I didn't make it too confusing - not really sure how else to put it. I guess I should have said, how do solid-colored birds interact with the black-breasted pattern. I know about crossing black and blue-breasted birds of different back colors together.