Many of you know I have jumped into the mfc project ...like many others. Some are line breeding to improve type. I thought I'd give mine a jump start by crossing them with exceptional mottled cochins for some added fluff... then working the next few years to regain color. I have been having an extremely difficult time with fertility. Just when I was ready to cut my roos entire tail off, then hens stopped laying. Fortunately, I had 3 fertile eggs. ...I know, very pitiful.. and not a great start with what Im trying to achieve. But, here's where I am. the cockerel: this guy is already displaying great type and red/gold hackle feathering is just beginning.. but, the feathers are black, edged w/gold and tipped w/ white instead of gold feathers edged w/ black then tipped w/ white the pullets: pullet#1 is displaying the same reverse black/gold feathering pullet#2 is looking buff columbian w/ a bit of white I will definitely test them out to see what they throw but was wondering if anyone knows why the reversal and how this will affect the color when put back to mille fleur? Thanks.