I have some young birds running around here that came from a white silkie hen and a black mottled cochin bantam rooster. Some are pure white, one pullet is pure black, and the black cockerels are black with red, gold, or silver 'leakage' on their saddles and hackles. My dad and son both want me to keep some of them, so I've decided to keep all the whites (1 roo and 2 pullets) and the black pullet. I have a few youngsters inside from this mix too, so any pullets from those I'll keep as well. So what will I get if I breed these? I assume since they are all split to mottled and silkie I should have a 50/50 chance of getting mottled, silkied, or both (in the same bird)? I guess what I'm wondering is how I would cross these to get either mottled silkies or silkied cochins? I'm sure it would take a bit of work, but either sounds like an interesting combination Any tips are appreciated.