I have a questions about black genetics. Obviously it is one of the most dominant genetics factors in chickens, but is it accurate that in a heterogeneous state instead of homogeneous a black chicken bred to a non-black chicken (say gold duckwing) would produce only half black chicks? I ask because I have a black Serama rooster I am considering using to breed. I think he may be slightly better quality than my other one (silver laced) but I don't like black as a color as much and I am hoping to get colors other than black if I breed him to my colored hens. Besides that I think he may be slightly better quality, I really probably have to keep him rather than other one because his crow is much softer. I can really only have one rooster and I specifically got Seremas hoping to find a softer crowing rooster that I can keep without annoying my neighbors. This black rooster shows some silver leakage on his hackle and back, does this indicate he is carrying silver that is "covered up" by one copy of the more dominant black gene? Or is leakage a separate gene that doesn't tell me anything regarding whether his black is homogeneous or heterogeneous? Thanks!