I'm in Olympia, but my F1's arn't laying yet. I'll use this fall's matings to comfirm the egg color genetics of my roosters. My goal is a production EE. Moderatly fast maturing, good foraging and hawk responce, a quick molt and 6 large mint green to blue eggs per week in the pullet year. I'm doing this for my pastured egg farm but will sell excess hatching eggs from time to time. F2 will be a 3 way cross of Leghorn, RIR, and EE. Additionaly I will be test breeding for the reccesive cross beak genetics, for a clean rooster line.
(Edited to say: the six eggs per week would be at peak production not at the onset or end of lay)
Edited by ChickFarmer - 6/24/12 at 7:40pm