So I consider myself a fairly bright person as a university instructor in chemistry...far from the brightest...but smart enough to get by... ....but I can not seem to grasp the "color schemes" of the modern game bantams. It started when the breeder sold me some birchen modern game bantams and I said, well I would like to get all the same coloring so I can hatch some pures out. A fairly naive statement apparently because her response was "well, no matter since you will get a mix of colors". Now, in my head, normally you breed a buff orpington with a buff orpington you get a buff orpington. You breed a blue orp to blue orp you get your splash variety. I understand genetics overall, but I am confused about color production and types within this breed. Right now, from the info I have found, I have no idea how you anticipate what type of chick you get when you breed these bird--not that I havent spent time searching and searching! Anyone can point me in a direction of a good read or an overall statement so I can get a grip on this concept, I would appreciate it, then I can stop searching the net and go to sleep!!