I am fairly new to breeding silkies, and am wondering if this information is correct. I was recently told that you cannot breed one color rooster to a hen of a different color or else the babies will be "special". is that true? i have done so much research and i hear arguments for both sides. I understand that a breeding pair of the same color will produce true offspring, but if i were to mix color breeders, what problems would that bring about? There is a thread on this site promoting many gorgeous silkies, but none are the standard colors. While i find the various colors fascinating and incredibly beautiful, are they acceptable? Easy to sale? Show quality? Will they have mutations? Again, excuse my ignorance; I just want to have all the facts since I have heard arguments for both sides. And I especially hope no one feels that I am demeaning them for breeding different color silkies together, because i do truly find them gorgeous. And i hope to raise baby silkies that are a variety of colors; as long as they are not mutant babies (which i have been told can happen). If it helps, i have one black rooster in with a white, black and splash hen. and i have a partridge rooster & hen separate from the others.