I plan on ordering chicks from a hatchery this week, for a small scale breeding experiement in the spring. I am looking to make my chicken hobby more self sufficient, and have some ins at area farm markets to sell green eggs. My plan thus far is to order 5 each of black aust pullets, white leghorn(i really wanted anconas or andalusians)pullets, EE pullets, EE cockrels. By second or third generation i have gathered enough info to ensure mostly green egg production, however I haven't been able to find much about production numbers in regards to genetics or breeding. i chose BA's and leghorns because they lay very well, will that productivity be passed on to subsequent generations, or should i just stick to EE's? Thanks guys, I love reading the threads, always felt like a wierdo being obsessed with my chickens...more so probably because I'm gay and don't look country at all, let alone like a chicken fancier.