Heres one of my breeder bantam mottled houdan cocks for this year and if you look close you can see red tipped feathers in his hackle. He also has a few red tipped feather in his crest. He has the most of this color but my other two cocks do have a little. Anyway I was wondering what causes this (is he masking bbred or maybe has red intensifiers) and how can I breed away from it. None of the hens have it at all and I need this cock because the others are a little too gay. So I will be using him this year and any thoughts would be appreciated. P.S. I plan on hatching at least 150 mottled houdan chicks this year so I have a better selection next year and can avoid this hopefully.