Hi all, I've just recently gotten my interest piqued by mention of the genetics involved with the above colors in OEGs. However, I am trying to get some clarification of the breeding approaches and projects currently being used for these colors. From what I understand, the Opal is a recessive dilution of the Lavendar gene, is this true? Also, I am intrigued with the Platinum and Pewter colors, these are also dilutions, but rather of the chocolate gene, right? Please share your wonderful breadth of knowledge with me, as I will eventually be developing a breeding program of my own when I acquire a larger property in the next couple of years. I am also specifically interested in what kinds of chicks that are thrown while breeding for these colors, and which to retain to breed back.