stock levels on product options


i am adding products to my shop and am wondering how stock levels cope when you have different variations in products.

I.e I have a widget which comes in red blue and green, does the stock control only keep a count of all the widgets sold or can it count how many red green and blue individualy have been sold?

I would like to avoid having to add each product colour variation as a seperate product if possible



I think you have to do the product options bit.

Then it copes.

It can automatically create the options but you still have to then finish them off.