first, are these birds considered blue? they were silver, just slightly lighter/darker shades from each other, from day one. when i adjust the auto contrast on the lighter bird she almost appears to be a splash. do you think that is correct? does the dark charcoal hackles and what almost looks like lacing on the one hen make it a different kind of blue, if they are both blue? can i use the BBS % chart to know what i will get when i breed them to black? what about if they are bred to a wheaten? or does none of that work since they are EEs? thank you! i love my EE girls and am not really sure what to refer to their color as, when folks ask. silver does not seem to be a real color name, though it is the closest to what they are in real life.