you remember the story quite well- I had wondered if you had forgot. My goal is still to make BLR birds- I think that color is awesome... The DC will get bred back to his daughters to improve type, and the BLR male will also get bred to some DC daughters I hatched from DC this year to help and try to get BLR birds. I hatched one BLR, but I lost it this spring- dumb luck. Ole limpy will get my original hens-- just for giggles and something to do. I've also like to get those dtrs of the BLR male-- and put them back to him-- and hopefully get some recessive whites.... That's pretty much the reason I'm keeping the other project male. I got a solid white chick from a blue silkie egg hatcher and the BLR project bird this summer... that makes me think he carries white.. It was a neat experiement.