I'm not sure where this goes, but I think this is the right forum place. I've been interested in breeding my own line of chickens, not for show or anything, just to see if I can. My goal is to come up with an auto sexing lavender laced line that breeds true. I know that this is a hard endeavour and may not work just based on lavender genetics of being a double recessive. Anyhow, the breeds I've purchased to try this out with are Cream Crested Legbars (for auto sexing and control), Lavender Wayondottes (for general color), and a silver laced wayondotte/blue maran mixed female (for the lacing gene). My basic plan is to start by crossing the legbars and lavenders AMD choosing the lightest chicks that appear to keep true to the autosexing. At the same time crossing the legbars and my laced girl and doing the same only looking for laced chicks that hold true to the auto sexing. Them raise those two lines independently until they're breeding fairly true, and then start crossing the two, looking for lacing and lavender that appear to stay autosexing, occasionally breeding back to the legbars to keep the auto sexing genetics and the lavenders to keep the color until I reach the point of a lavender laced auto sexing line. Opinions on if this will work or suggestions to achieve this goal?