Hint to moderator: Should this be in the "Managing Your Flock" forum? If so, I'm sure it can be moved... I originally wanted to buy day-old chicks to add to my backyard flock. I just want blue/green (not olive or tinted eggs) and dark brown eggs. After thinking about trying to raise chicks and introduce them, I thought I might be able to buy full-grown birds. If I am just a backyard flock owner and not looking for show quality birds, could I just buy breeder culls? Would they still be true to egg color? I don't want easter eggers, because I already have light brown and tinted eggs. Do breeders cull for egg color too? Trying to find a breeder of ameraucanas and black copper marans in northern NY could prove to be challenging. I am confused, this is harder than I thought it would be.