Not to flip sides a ton or jump in again because I do still see both sides but i actually just realized something when you said they hardly have any original characteristics: it's probably a lot like dog breeds or duck breeds. Supposedly most ducks come from Mallards, right? And dogs supposedly came from wolves (although I think I read once that it's a totally different wolf than people think and not actually the grey wolf but still. A wolf). Yet I think a Pekin is way different than a Mallard and a Chihuahua sure is a lot different than a wolf lmao just something else to think about. Although I think I would want both eventually but of.course I ordered different breeds but one day I will.
Lol. I can trace my chickens' lineage! They all come from the original stock God created in the beginning ;P that first pair of chickens. We don't know what characteristics they had, but we know they were chickens lol