I have ordered some chicks and they will be here soon( July 1st); I know they will not start laying for 18-20 weeks, and I won't start hatching till next spring. I will have two roosters( RIR, CM), and many different breeds of hens and I am trying to figure out which ones to put with each rooster. But I am already trying to figure out what I might end up with if I cross a cuckoo maran rooster with a dominique hen. Would this be a good cross? Will I get Barring? and Will the eggs still be dark?