Ok, folks, I need a bit of advice. I have a redneck brother who has been insisting he wants to order a huge amount of chickens from Murray McMurray. He cannot afford to do it on his own, so he wants me to help pay for them. His arrangement is that he will order them, pick them up, and raise them. He and I will then pick out what we want to keep (as if I need anymore chickens), and he will sell the rest. I do know that some guy who resells chickens comes by and tries to buy all the chickens my brother will sell him every now and then, so I do think he can sell the extras. He wants to order 100 pullets and have me order 50 straight run. I am hesitant because I am afraid I will end up having to bring them here and raise them in order for them to survive and because I don't want to get stuck with that many chickens that I do not have room for as adults. I am also really bothered by this seeing them as a commodity thing. These are live creatures to be treated like pets, not stocks and bonds to buy and resell at a profit. If I go along with this plan of his, does anyone have any recommendations for what to order from MMc? I would love to get my dad some black australorps and to get some cuckoo marans in the mix, but I understand that coming from a hatchery they may not lay dark eggs and may not even be purebred. Any thoughts or suggestions?