PS: Just in case you don't know about the chicken calculator, here it is:
Just play around with it, it will start to make sense. You can pick the rooster and hen, it will tell you what to expect for offspring, and in what ratio.You can "save" the offspring for later crossings if you like. The more you know about the genotype of your chickens the more accurate it is, you can pick gene by gene if youknow what you have. When I started with this I just picked the"show examples" chickens and played around with those and as I learned more about chicken genetics I got better at it.
This calculator has more choices and more detail: http://www.edelras.nl/Henk69/kruisingKipFlexTree.html
There's a calculator for just about every critter here: http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#pluginTree
Edited by CanadianBuckeye - 12/11/15 at 4:52pm