I have blue Orpingtons in the brooder, hoping to breed the blue into my Australorps. So...along the way I discovered mauve Orpingtons. As I have researched, the only way to ensure 100% mauve pullet and 50% cockerel offspring is to breed a splash/split to chocolate rooster over a pure chocolate hen. Where I'm lost is how to get a splash split to chocolate rooster. Would I need to breed a splash rooster over a pure chocolate hen? I found a young splash cockerel for sale and I just wanted to make sure that is the genetics I'm looking for.