Could someone knowledgeable please confirm I am starting correctly with this cross calculator? This is where I think I should start. Delaware = Columbia = Black patterned Silver Columbian Buff Orpington = Buff = Black patterned Buff Columbian Clearneck Speckled Sussex = Red Mottled = Black patterned red millefleur Black Australorp = Black = Black unicolor http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator I am starting with Cackle Hatchery stock, so I am aware the bloodlines are probably not as clear as they could be, but Id still like to have an idea where I am headed. Delaware No other options appear viable to me? Buff Orpington I dont seethe Columbian influence on my Buff Orps. Should maybe these be one of the golds? Something else? Speckled Sussex I could see possibly one of the Golds, Reds, maybe Spangled? Black Australorp I keep reading that red is dominant over black, yet when I choose Black Unicolor, I always get black chicks, no matter what I cross it with, male or female. Same with Black Mottled. Am I missing something?