I raise Dairy goats and spend thousands on them, not to mention the time and effort to keep a healthy herd. I also have horses I show, I have learned that I just can NOt get involved with a new species of animal without falling head over heels and jumping in with both feet- so I have every expectation that I will do the same with chickens, so come on people fill me in! Do chickens have papers? registries? Do you record their lines, who beeds who etc? Can you line or inbreed chickens or is it best to outcross them? Do Chickens display hybrid vigor like other animals or can you not tell a diff. between purebred and crossbred chickens? How on earth do you show a chicken? Is it just like at fair when I see them all in their cages and that's that? any more info would be great!