ok then, I've been playing with the thing getting familiar with it and understand how to plug in something basic with something else basic and I have even figured out (on occasion) how to take that to the next generation . . . BUT I want to put my birds in there and that I CAN"T figure out would someone mind helping me so that I can get to the next step. I have pulletts that are the result of a cross; Rooster - White Leghorn X Hen - RIR. The actual color of my pulletts is a light red with some white under feathers (on some) and a few black tail feathers (on some). I saw some of the cockerals from this cross and they were a darker red more like a RIR. I need to know two things right now 1. when I enter the White Leghorn Rooster in the calculator is the white dominant, recessive, or just plain white? I asked this question before and someone said dominant . . . but wouldn't that result in white chicks? 2. when I enter the RIR hen is it just plain red? I thought I saw before where someone said you have to change certain things (genes?) on the red to get the right formula for RIR. I can plug in my birds until I get this part figured out right . . . I have praticed a lot doing it wrong but was hoping someone would take the time to guide me with simple language to do it right. thanks!