This sound so dumb to me but I really don't know enough about how recessive genes work past the first generation. Will a bird that is Splash split for Lavender be able to pass the lavender gene to offspring? In this case the roo would be bred to black and blue or buff hens. I assume it may pass to the offspring but fewer of the offspring will have the lavender gene than if the Rooster displayed Lavender. I have a buff pen and I am getting white chicks hatching from them. I understand that both parents must have the recessive white gene but I am not sure weather the buff birds that hatch from these buff parents will pass the recessive white to any of their offspring. I suspect so but I just want clarification on how far out the recessive gene will pass down if the buff chicks are not bred back to a bird with the recessive white. I mention the buff because it helps me to understand how to breed the Splash boy Split for Lavender. I just acquired a Lavender pair and I am hoping to play with Porcelain like so many others but I am not sure if the Splash boy will be of any use at all.