Hey there everybody. I've had these girls on my hands for about 9 months now, making them 12-13 months of age. I got them "for fun" and only this year have I discovered how much I enjoy the breed and now begun to breed them. Four of my birds are a Gold Birchen/Black Copper pattern, one with some really unusual heterozygous mottling, but the other two I've been unable to figure out at all. However, a few days ago I was looking up Paint Silkies since my local breeder has tons available right now and I'm considering getting a few, and I realized they had a striking similarity of appearance to my little BB girls! They seem to show all the traits which Paint Silkies do; white body with flecking; large black irregular patches; some gold leakage in the hackle; splotchy pigment in the skin and feet. If they are paint, what should I breed them with to retain the Paint color/create a bird which can be back crossed to retain Paint? (I have no cock of this color and I was recently to the breeder's again and he does not eithet). Are there any charts for Paint breeding? And of course if they are not Paint, what are they?