I heard that the males influence the foot feathering in their offspring, and the hens influence comb type and color. Is this true? Ive also read that somebody bred a male with a red comb to a hen with a mulberry comb, and all 20 chicks had the hens mulberry comb. I have a Silkie rooster that is 4 months old, and the comb is more red than I would have liked, but I also have an amazing 4 month old hen with a nice dark, nice shaped comb. If I bred them, I would get chicks with the hens comb color and type? Also, just to let you know. I will be looking to trade some of my eggs for some breeder or pet quality bearded buff silkie eggs in late march. Look on my byc page for info.