I have a black silkie hen. Which do you think would be a better color to have as her mate. As buff or gray rooster? Would the buff wash out the black in the chicks? I also have a bearded white hen and I love the bearded silkies the most.I have two different roos to pick from. One is a bearded roo with a bit of brown in him. The other is a non-bearded pure white rooster. The pure white roo is super sweet and I would like to keep him but I am wondering if I would get non- bearded chicks. The bearded roo is friendly but not as cuddly. What holds me back on him is that I don't mind the brown streaked white chickens but I am afraid if I have one parent with the brown streaks I may not get any pure white chicks. To narrow down the second question a bit- can you still get bearded chicks when one parent is non-bearded? Would it be better to have the bearded but lose the pure white? or will I lose the pure white. The bummer of all of this is I have 7 silkies and only two are hens. GGRRR LOl So I need to make some decisions on who I am keeping and any help would be great.