hi, wasn't sure where to put this post. For those of you who breed your chickens I have a couple of questions. I'm planning on trying to keep 2 roosters, one light brahma, the second a silkie. I have one light brahma hen and a lot of silkie pullets. as well as an assortment of other breeds. if I wanted to (someday) make pure babies how do you manage the 2 rooster issue? I'm assuming I would separate the pair and then collect eggs from the female (or let her sit if I were lucky enough that she were broody) I know that chickens can stay with fertile eggs from a rooster for a length of time so how long after separating the pair are the females eggs likely to be fertile from the rooster you've chosen for her? Does this make sense? I'm assuming the silkie roo will have his way with the light brahma pullet at times and likewise for the light brahma roo and the silkie pullet. I'm not being very clear but hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about! I don't mind at all having 'designer' chicks, but I would like to try my hand at breeding purebreds too (the light brahmas and the silkies are by far my favorite breeds so far) lastly, what do silkie/standard mixes look like as a rule? Can it be any result or do you get big birds with some silkie feathering? I'd love to see anyones pics of their 'designer' birds.