Blue Orp rooster over RIRxBuff Orp hen produced a black cockerel chick with major barring. Obviously, the roo has a barring gene that just cropped up in the chick, but my question is,could you produce Blue Barred Orpingtons with this boy? Would crossing this cockerel over a Splash Orp hen give you the blues you normally expect from black over splash? And would there be barring in the blue, do you think? Not sure how the red/buff in his lineage would affect the outcome of black over splash. Genetics people, here's your puzzle! I am giving away this 3/4 Orp barred cockerel, but I'd like to be able to tell the new owner what direction to go with him as a genetics project. I will try to get good pics of the chick in question, if need be. Thanks in advance for your input!