This is Sheridan. While he is not correct, he is Laura's favorite chicken. Go figure. We are not attempting anything other than pet breeding from him. She loves the red in there and he does look like a walking fireworks display at dusk. I was wondering if there is a pattern gene I could use to restrict the red to certain areas, like hackle and wings. I'm going to be breeding him to BBS birds but would consider another if I could isolate the red. While I'm playing I might as well make a project out of him. Hopefully I'll get some luck hatching silkie or sizzle eggs and have a good dark faced silkie or sizzle pullet or two to work with. But since the red is new to me - I gotta ask about the genetics - anyway to halt or curb the bleed? Co? Not Pg. ??? Some bantam pyle? No huh? Hmm. See why I asked - I'm befuddled.