So first off, because I know this is a thread section probably geared towards breed perfection , I want to say I'm not breeding my chickens for quality. I'm doing so for fun, and mainly because my favorite roo is getting old and I want some of his babies. I'll be keeping all of them ( and it'll only be a few eggs because I want to get some eggs from my Mille fleurs to hatch as well) my chickens are not breed perfection, most are hatchery birds or birds purchased at feed stores , small farms or 4-H fairs, ( although I used to show my older chickens ) , they are just my pets whom I love very much. The reason I'm posting here is that genetics is mentioned here, and maybe someone can answer some of my questions. I have a year old red frizzle Cochin bantam hen whom I want to breed with my splash?/ blue bearded silkie rooster ( he was sold as a baby as a splash but turned out to be more blue and darker than a splash) If everything I have read is correct, their offspring has a chance of being a 'sizzle' correct? And that is a 40% change? Also what colors would they produce? When my buff oprington hatched chicks from her and my other blue silkie they ended up turning grey/black with light brown/golden/orange coloring around their necks. Would this be similar to what theses two would create, but with 'red' instead? Again I really don't care how unpretty these offspring look, I just want to hatch for fun + get some babies out of my favorite roo ( I'd breed him with another silkie if I had a hen- I only have silkie babies that might be pullets, no hens.) And I'm just curious what the offspring 'should' look like.