Oh, the ideas can run wild. I just have to be very selective in following through on any of them. I have some young cockerels to deal with in my flock for one thing.
I bought six said to be pullets and the hatcheries evidently got it wrong. Either the one doing the sexing was wrong, or the one marking them got mixed up. Anyway, of the 18 birds I bought half seem to be cockerels. Only six were purchased as straight run. Of the other 12 I only bought 1 male intentionally and he is a Welsummer. I have three that I bought as pullets that actually seem to be although they are a little young to be positive on that.
Anyway, a way to have two breeding pairs or trios and my mixed flock would be my ideal set up. One group Welsummer, and the other Maran.
Now, I have some ideas on how to make that happen.
It took reading about chickens for several years and then being gifted with some hens a year ago to really start me on my journey. But, I must think of it as a journey.