So I've really never put much effort into breeding before. The flock has always been everyone together and whoever goes broody gets to hatch a handful of eggs. I've gotten some neat looking mutts this way. Last year I was a bit more controlling and separated my Cochins and only let the majority of eggs hatch be Cochin eggs (Since I love my Cochins ) I haven't adventured past the breeding of BBS Cochins though, that's an easy formula and my poor, colour genetics deprived mind can manage it. Well I was bit by the Silkie bug too. That's a very hard bug to avoid. But even more, I managed to get my grasping fingers on some Showgirls. Ahhhhhhhhh. And it's spring so it's like... chick fever Anyway, because the genetics of white colour hurts my brain, I've given up and think I'll mainly focus on BBS silkies and showgirls. Seems easy enough for me and I love a good Splash so why not. The downfall of this being... The two Showgirls I currently have are neither blue, black nor splash Meet the team. The Partridge pullet is currently in with a Paint Silkie. I'm kind of interested in that cross as, if I'm understanding that correct, some of the chicks are going to have dominant white which means they could be paint as well. Or Partridge might beat out the dominant white in a smack down and have red bleed through a lot. Time will teach me. The white cockerel currently has his pick of the Silkie hens. A couple of blues, a white and a black. I'm going to further split this group down and give my black Silkie roo a couple of the ladies - probably the two blues to start off the BBS. We will see how these turn out! I have some NN chicks on order for when it's warmer to add to the game next year. They may get to play around with the Sizzle roo's I have in the bachelor pen. I find the Sizzles interesting but I don't have a lot of pen's/space so I'm not sure if I want to focus on that cross, might just stay on Showgirls and Silkies. Just thought I'd make this thread and try hard to remember it and come back and update when I start hatching the eggs. Currently just at the collecting stage.