I have 3 pens at present...always wishing for more, of course. But given the spaces I have now, I still need to reduce population in the smaller pens since chicks from winter and early spring have grown large enough, and I know everyone needs appropriate space. That said my pens are: 1) "The Silkie House": mom and dad (now also grandmom and granddad) silkie (Mima and Mun~eco) who are pictured in my profile pic, their silkie daughters (Peaches, buff; Chula, blue with partridge hackle; Antonia light body with splashy stripes and a black head--they are nearly a year old--all 3 have gone broody in spring) plus (Marigold, buff and Sterling, blue with partridge. Still pullets). I bought Mima chicks to adopt when a winter freeze killed the few she'd hatched: 5 Light Brahmas, 3 GLWs, 1 Welsummer, all pullets I believe (pre-sexed when I bought them). + 3 chicks. WAY Too Many birds for the space at their present size. 2) "The Condo": Noni (blue w/ partridge hackle silkie), Zuza (tiny very light yellows and pale tones silkie, has gone broody), Bella (black laced white polish), Bruno (black laced white polish). *This was to be a project pen with silkie and polish, however when I had raccoon attacks in the 3rd pen I moved the hens from there into The Condo for safety. Attacks resolved; I need to move a few back. *newbie hens/pullets in this pen are: Taz (buff Orpington mixed with?), Olivia (flowery hen, light pink eggs), Sparkle (black Australorp maybe pure, maybe mix), Dulce (petite black w/muffs, broody tendencies), Story (buff Orpington, went broody with Zuza in shared nest),+ 2 chicks. 3) "Upstairs" 2 pens and large day play-range fenced area. Presently occupied by 2 roos, Ernie, huge white Leghorn, the dominant who is a rough mater and Bert, huge BR with gentle temperment, the beta. I tend to be compulsively organized (obvious). I hope detail is helpful instead of annoying. My genetic combination questions are as follows: 1) BR roo will Only produce All BR offspring? OR if paired with non-white (black, buff, blue) will they produce sex-links? 2) Is there any color (not dominant white) more dominant or equally dominant than BR? 3)Dominant white (Leghorn) will Only produce All white offspring? Or is there any color more or equally dominant? (e.g. black, blue, buff)? 4) in either case (BR roo or White Leghorn roo, will the hen pass recessive color/s to offspring? 5)Black (hen)+ Dom White produces ? 6) Buff (hen)+ Dom white produces ? 7)Black (hen) + BR produces ? 8) Buff (hen) + BR produces ? 9) Light Brahma(hen) + Buff roo produces ? 10) GLW (hen) + blue roo produces ? 11) Light Brahma (hen) + Blue roo produces ? 12) GLW (hen) + blue roo produces ? 13) Do laced/lacing colors follow the same "rules" as solids? e.g. black laced white + blue would= splash? or splash lacing OR totally different rules/concept? 14)How would BLW and GLW interact? produce ? If I have Not just exhausted the patience of everyone, I am grateful and somewhat pleasantly surprised. But this forum and its members have usually pleasantly surprised me! I thank everyone in advance for reading, for detailing answers to my questions, OR referring me to the best places to research these answers myself. This is what I am trying to learn so as to make the best decisions based, 1st on personalities and harmony/safety in the pens, and 2nd to give myself the best chances of aranging my pens/flock in such a way as to accomplish some of my genetic and appearance goals. The birds' health, happiness, safety and well-being are my #1 priority. And should be. If I can also manifest the fringe benefit of good housing combinations, I'd be positively tickled! Thanks again!!!