my question is how do you know what color you can get into silkies? i never would have thought that barred would work so would say red laced white work and what would it look like or millie fleur? what makes the difference? would you use a black bird as your starting point ? and does the quality of the bird your using to introduce the color matter? meaning could i use any hatchery chick of my chosen color or would it need to be a show worthy bird and why? how do you get a new color recognized by the breed register? how long would it take to get the color fixed?