So I'm still very new to this game, but I think me and my wife want to increase the size of our flock from 8 hens to maybe around 12-15 with one (or two maybe) being a rooster. I'd like to try and breed some chickens and hatch baby chicks at some point in the future, but I am uncertain as to which breed of chicken I should attempt.
I currently have two orpingtons, two Plymouth barred rocks, a black sex link, and three Easter Eggers and they are all female...apparently. So if I were to attempt at breeding chickens, what breed would you recommend? One of the breeds I currently have or a completely different breed? I intend to probably sell off any chicks that would hatch so I'd like to get a breed that is popular and maybe not as easily available at the local feed store.
This is more of a person project for me rather than a money making opportunity. I just want to prove to myself that I can do it and be able to sell the chicks once they hatch...(maybe, I might just keep them but my wife doesn't need to know that part).