This spring I bought some blue/black/splash orpington eggs to hatch. Four chicks survived (1 blue and 3 black); they are now 17 weeks old, and it appears they are all cockerels. I want to keep the blue gene in my little flock. I have some buff orpington hens - if I breed the blue cockerel to the buff hens, I think I would end up with 25% blue chicks. Is that correct? They wouldn't be considered pure blue orpingtons, though, would they? If I were then to breed two of those blue chicks to each other, would I end up with the usual 50% blue/25% black/25% splash results? Or would there be some buff chicks or mixtures of colors mixed in? I have trouble understanding genetics, so any info I can get is much appreciated. Thanks!