So we're looking to start hatching our own chicks this year, the chickens are just crossbreds of heritage type breeds. The farm we got them from had been selecting for hardiness, etc.
They look like dual-purpose and the lady said they will sit on their own eggs and hatch their own chicks. They're pictured over here: (not all the hens are pictured) http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1080589/heritage-chickens-what-are-the-breeds
Now, how do we go about picking the ones we want chicks from?
What do you look for?
Any tips on what chickens to pick?
I'm familiar with genetics and selection since I breed and raise purebred Holland Lops and registered Kiko goats :)