@cutipatooti, @tao chick, @Susieq2015 @Pyxis
Thank you all for your responses and offers.
Basically, I'm looking for a rooster who is from blue/green egg laying parents, not one that has a known brown egg laying breed in it.
Even though obviously the green eggs do have a dose of brown vs the blue eggs.
I already have many several roosters who hatched from green egg, but his "father" was hatched from a brown egg.
Currently, I only have one rooster that I know has the green egg gene, but that's 4yr old Michael Jessie who a Blue Andalusian/Easter Egger.
I know the difference between EEs & Ameraucanas, but prefer more variety of colors, not just colors like Black, Splash, White, Silver, Buff.
Brown Red & the various Wheaten colors would be ok, but since I wouldn't be keeping them for pure Ameraucanas, they don't have to be limited to just those colors.
The reason why I said I'd prefer ones from a breeder is because hatchery EEs sometimes lay eggs colors other than blue/green, some don't have muffs, some don't have pea combs.
Also, what I meant by "culling" or better type, is that some hatchery EEs are poor medium-sized layers, with smaller bodies. Other people say they're great.
So, I feel that by getting either EEs or Ameraucanas from an individual, whether a breeder or just hatching from their backyard flock, they are more aware of what the parent stock is like
and perhaps even what kind of offspring they produce.
I've considered cream legbar as well, but don't need another large single combed rooster that's prone to frostbite. But, if they're part legbar & have a small comb, then that would be a consideration.
Especially since I'm working with the barring gene anyways, it'd be an extra bonus to have one that has the genes for barring/peacomb/green or blue eggs.
Beyond the rooster, I'd like some EE/Amer chicks - to add more hens down the road, for extra genetic diversity to my Catskill Homesteaders green egg layers.
I'm concerned if I keep using these roosters that only carry the brown egg gene, I'll eventually loose the green eggs. I've gotten some unique "toupe" colored eggs,
not really olive.