I have a little knowledge of silver duckwing, but just enough to get me in trouble. So, I thought one of you "gurus" out there could clarify some things for me. #1. The male and female are very different colored. Is the female supposed to be carrying any gold genes? As I am seeing a tiny bit of gold in my females and males. #2. When breeding a strictly silver bird to a female that appears to have gold genes, will all the female offspring carry only silver and the males could be hiding gold? #3. I understand to breed good females and males in this color, you need two breeding lines. One for pullets and one for cockerels. I was told to use a cockerel/roo with a splotchy chest to make good females and a cockerel/roo that is "correct" to standard to produce good males. Is this true? #4. Is there any way to help improve the "duckwing" pattern on the wing besides just a continual cull to improve? Thanks Genetics Gurus!! I guess I need to go out and spend that wad of money on The Genetics of Fowl, unless someone has a copy they would like to send me for Christmas.