Hi folks, I want to become a novice breeder of top quality Buckeye chickens. I have no intentions of having a huge operation, but I do want to have excellent breeding stock. Here's my plan... I will purchase pullets and cockerels from Ideal Poultry with a 10-1 pul/roo ratio. From that first group, I'll isolate my best roo and best hens for breeding according to which individuals present the best characteristics according to breed standards. From there, I'll keep improving my breeding flock, taking in new birds as needed for new genetics. My first question...do I need to adjust this plan? Second...how much do I need to worry about inbreeding with chickens as I work to bring out the best characteristics of the breed?