I want to keep this as simple as possible. I have researched other threads and other website message board and seem to be bombarded by genetics information, and as a newbie to all this I just need straight answers. However, I do know autosomal red is a pain in the rear if it's showing up in your flock, as it is seemingly impossible to breed out. I've been playing with chicken colors on the chicken calculator but was wondering if the buff color carries any red, as I want to work on crossing buffs and blues. Will the autosomal red become a problem in this case? In the case that autosomal red does then show up, will adding a chicken to the flock that carries silver genetics help aid in this problem (I read that silver genes can somehow wash-out the red)? Finally, is it possible to breed out autosomal red in a flock? Right now the flock is on the smaller side, 10 chickens. Everything I will be using is straight b/b/s and buffs. I can gather that a few of the buff pullets do carry some smut, minimal for now and only in their tails. I am very new to this, so please, let's keep it simple? Thank you to anyone and everyone who helps.