Well, I currently have some 2 year old adult chickens that I just don't feel pleased of. I have been mix breeding them And plan on keeping 8 hens of the 30 baby chicks and selling the rest along with this other batch of eggs that are to hatch in 11 days, but I don't know which of the chicks are males or females, so I will have to wait. I have been wanting to mix breed them, because I heard in book that mix bred hybrid chickens produce more eggs and are more productive in their lives. True??? SO I have this Chicken selling idea thing of mine down pat.I am going to keep only three of my hens to get eggs from until these chicks start laying. Then, after they do, the three other grown hens will be "ofted." But I want something other than these chicks i am going to just raise for my food on the table. Something I can keep breeding purebred rather than mixbreds, something that people or breeders would want to buy. SO for Christmas, I have spoken to my parents already, I plan on getting a 100 $ gift certificate to Meyers Hatchery. I am going to start working with some meat turkeys, but i want some sor of chicken. SO I need YOU GUYS' Help. Please go to www.meyerhatchery.com and help me choose a breed of chicken to buy. I want something unique-No Barred Rocks or ISA browns, or something like that. I want something rare or pretty or endangered, something like that. I have been really thinking about a type of Maran, or Campines. But I plan on breeding and selling these chicks. So can you help me decide????? TY.