Please read this and see if you can help me... I am a third grade teacher and we have to teach life cycles. Last year I hatched off some of my own eggs so my students would get to experience the life cycle themselves. However, my rooster is a buff orp and all of my hens are different breeds, and I have no desire to raise mixed breeds so I had to find homes for all the chicks. I would like to give my students the same experience this year, but I am afraid I will not be able to get rid of more unwanted chicks. Here is where I think you may be able to help: I would not mind keeping certian breeds of chicks myself and raising them so then I would be able to keep the chicks and would still be able to give my students the experience of seeing an egg develop into a chick. If you have any type of pure breed hatching eggs and are interested in helping me please let me know by responding here or in a PM. I wouldn't need many (6 or 12 would probably be sufficient) I don't mind paying for shipping, or meeting you somewhere to pick up the eggs if you live somewhere in SC or South East NC. I dont want to be picky when people are trying to help me out, but If possible I do have some preferences. The breeds, my wife and I are most interested in are: Leghorns (we would like white) orpington (we'd love to have a hen to match our roo) Ameracuana Barnevelders Marans (I prefer copper, but am sure that won't happen) Welsummers Jersey giants Laced wyandottes (I think any of the laced chickens are beautiful birds) Buckeyes (my wife is from Ohio ) And if you have anything else that isn't on the list and would like to help please let me know. Thank you all for taking your time to read this post!