H! Hope this is in the right place. After joining byc I kind of got into the idea of mixing varieties just for fun. The only thing I have right now is a flick of Black Australorps. I love their size, disposition, egg laying abilities; basically everything about them, but I would love to see them in a crele or partridge pattern. I just don't know if this is possible. I've looked at genetics a bit but it is WAY over my head right now with school and everything. So I was hoping someone would find it in their big, floppy chicken heart to explain how I could get an Australorps with a pattern the quickest route? I assume an Orpington of sorts but where do I go from there?