We have been raising Salmon and Blue Salmon Faverolles for several years and have a (I like to think) good reputation for very nice birds. Last year we decided that our line was getting a little inbred and we needed a good out cross. Lots of our layers were getting older too and so we wanted some replacement layers. Sooo... we brought in a couple of birds from arguably the best breeder in the US. The birds were right out of their breeding pens and looked a little raggedy but so what? We hatched tons of chicks from them and sold off a good portion of our flock. Here is the problem... Now that the repalcements are laying they are not the same quality as the birds we have been known for. Someone here told me that one of their chicks had a dark spot and so I hatched 2 dozen here and lo and behold so did 2 of them and some of the adult birds are getting some off colors. So now what? It is going to be a long process to sort out who is producing these chicks... what they will grow up to be... etc. So now I don't know if I should stop selling eggs... give a warning... Or??? Opinions/Advice?