I am not great with genetics and I'm not particularly inclined to study them in great detail. However, during my research and trying to decide with birds I'd like to get... I came across a question. I don't suppose the breed would make alot of difference... but I'll go ahead and add it to the example anyway. I really like the Brahmas. The light and dark are my favorites but I also like the buffs. So... If I went with 3 dark and 3 light hens and then chose a buff cock; Am I correct in assuming that if and when they breed and eggs hatch I'd have a mix of buff and dark/light chicks (depending on which hen layed)? Rocks.... 3 barred hens, 3 partridge hens, 1 buff cock? I assume I'd have a mix of buff and whichever hen layed? Lets keep it simple and assume that each color is pure... barred hens came from barred parents and their parents were barred and grandparents were barred and vice versa with the buff cock. LOL... remember I know nothing about genetics or how barred becomes barred etc. so take it easy on me.