I think I'll call them Blue Spot Chickens. I'm intending for them to be extended black silver based with charcoal and other melanizers. I also want to have both mottling and leaky heterozygous dominant white breeding true (aka all 3 colours look good even in a mixed flock) along side the solid blacks. (part of why I'll call them blue spots) The main reason for the name however is that I wish to develop a large blue earlobe by combining the genetics of Silkies, Minorcas and White Face Spanish. I believe that by using the Spanish I can quickly enhance the earlobe size and later use the Minorca to help me fix the typing. Ultimately I'd like a black and white chicken with a nice large egg shaped blue earlobe that lays blue eggs (cream legbar) has black skin and a large black single comb, silkie feathers, beard/muff, and feathered feet. If anyone is curious I attached an art in progress of what a mottled hen should look like more or less. Id love to have feedback on maybe background genetics I should use to make the look standard (like the occasional barring floating around in the background wouldnt be great). I've already got some thoughts on introducing the blue egg gene down the line. I figure I'll preserve pea comb in my initial crosses so that I can use the linkage between pea combs and blue eggs to give me a good guess on who has blue eggs and who does not before they even lay an egg or even if they cant lay. I will try to edit this post later for clarity I'm not in my right head at the moment but if I was I probably wouldnt be posting!