So the chicken genetics calculator has a pattern called 'Partridge' (e^b/e^b) and a pattern called 'Partridge Multiple Laced' (e^b/e^b with Pg/Pg (laceing)). I've always called the Partridge Multiple Laced pattern just 'Partridge'. Is there a less wordy name for the pattern? Penciled? Should it be Brown Penciled and Silver Penciled rather than Partridge and Silver Penciled? What is an example of the calculator's Partridge pattern (e^b/e^b with pg/pg (no laceing))? And then, is the lavender gene dominant over the blue gene? Because I thought it would be really neat if the blue gene was dominant and you had the partridge multiple laced pattern with the blue gene making the black parts blue and the lav gene making the brown parts lemon, so the bird looked like this: I'd call it 'Blue Lemon Partridge Mult. Laced' or something. And the breeding of these two would result in 25% isabel partridge mult. laced (since they didn't have the blue gene) 25% Splash Lemon mult. laced (two copies of the blue gene) and 50% Blue Lemon mult. laced (one copy of the blue gene). Maternal(Blue Lemon P.M.L.) Paternal (Blue Lemon P. M. L.) e^b, Pg, lav, Bl e^b, Pg, lav, bl e^b, Pg, lav, Bl e^b/e^b Pg/Pg lav/lav Bl/Bl e^b/e^b Pg/Pg lav/lav Bl/bl e^b, Pg, lav, bl e^b/e^b Pg/Pg lav/lav Bl/bl e^b/e^b Pg/Pg lav/lav bl/bl But you could also get the color with the inhibitor of gold gene (ig) which is ressesive and therefore more difficult to 'use' or the dilute gene (Di) which is dominant and therefore best for this project, i think. With these you'd get just lemon p. m. l. instead of isabel. Where would you get the ig or Di gene from for a blue lemon penciled or p. m. l. orpington project?