Hi all! My name is Lucio, you can call me Louie. I'm planning an experiment with purebreeds (and an easter egger just for good measure (-: ) and would like some inputs. My goal is to have a dual purpose, healthy and very friendly new breed. My plan is to begin a hen coop with the following breeds: Sussex - Legbar - Wyandotte - Plymouth - Faverolle - Easter Egger - Delaware - Rhode Island - Australorp - Ameraucana Will begin with Sussex rooster and then rotate roosters same as hens from previous list as soon as rooster is too old. (Which is probably going to take me 20 years...) As I breed these I will select for health, frequent laying, large eggs, large size, good quality meat, removing those that dont have these characteristics. If my colour gene calculations are right I might end up with a Large Columbian white, silver laced, black tail with green sheen, black neck with underlining white/silver breed. No idea of crest, toes, egg colour and other features Ill get there when I get there I suppose. Id very much appreciate inputs, constructive criticism, modification proposals, anything you'd like to contribute. Thanks everybody!