So true! I am planning on the CL sales, but I guess I have to figure out what color they are going to turn into first. Most of them were really brown the first couple of days, now they are spotted brown and black. I do have 10 set to hatch around the 12th, and I set another 24 last night. I did mark them the eggs more clearly this time, so no confusing the 2. So, the fun will continue!!
Now I have more of a genetics question. I just have 1 rooster, I will end up only keeping the girls that I raise from these hatches. Before they ever get to laying stage, I'll want to replace my rooster from someone else's flock, since I don't want to breed father to daughter, correct?
I think you should look into Line Breeding.
Not everyone is a fan, But don't forget when you add different birds/genes you are also adding other recessive traits that will pop up.