Ok, let's say I cross a dom. white bird with a black bird. All the chicks would end up white with black flecks/spots, right? That's my basic understanding. So-would the same thing happen if you crossed dom. white with a birchen based bird? I'm thinking yes? Dom white birds would typically be some sort of black/barred/birchen under the white, plus silver. What I am getting at, and, what I really want to know, is this. If I get birds that are white with black flecks, can I be confident that they are some sort of black under het. dom white? I understand they could be split between black and something recessive to black. If the het. dom. white is wheaten/partridge/wildtype under the white, I'd have a pyle, right? So, can I use the spotted white birds to indicate that the bird is "black" under the white? Ultimately, if I cross a spotted white chick back to black, I should get some percentage of blacks, right? ?