I understand your desire. But if you started with culls why not get some good stock and save yourself about 4 years or more.
What you save on food would buy a lot of quality and fund the drive to pick them up.
But if you do i wish you success . " Eat mo' chicken" will be you motto .
Im not so worried about saving time. I'm fairly young. (Neal is almost 30 years my senior.) And I expect to be doing this for some time to come. I have 4 breeds I plan on working with for years to come (Delaware, Pita Pinta, Barred Holland, Cream Legbar) Im just starting out and taking my time. With the Delaware I will probably work on keeping some of the initial cross stock around. Neal already has or plans to maintain some Barred Rocks because quality ones seem to be very rare on the West Coast.
There are lots of logistical issues to solve as this program goes forward in addition to the birds themselves. Im willing to take my time to learn. Im not in a hurry even if I talk about crosses its more about the information and knowledge. Each line of birds adds to the effort needed. Ive learned a lot from just this small breeding of the Neal's Dels.