Shoot, that's not bad for egg laying at all. And wow! That is the kind of rooster I want someday.
A question about genetics and inheritance...I read something online about how supposedly traits like egg-laying are passed from the hen to her sons, and then to his daughters, or something like that... Are you familiar with that? It makes sense to me to keep the offspring of the best producers, whether the offspring are pullets or cockerels...and it seems odd that a hen could pass traits to her sons but not her daughters. That doesn't make sense to me at all. But I don't know anything about chicken genetics, so I thought I would fish a little. Apparently keeping chicks from your best rooster(s) *and* best hens sounds like it has worked for you, at any rate.
My layer flock has been a labor of love. I breed the hen I like best, based on temperament and laying reliability, to the rooster I like best based on size and temperament. I have been more than pleasantly surprised at the outcomes