I have researched, studied and read up on all types of breeding styles for all sorts of birds and I feel I've learned nothing. I'm hoping someone can help me out here using "breeding for dummies" terms. I plan to get two flocks of forensic (1 male; 4 females) from two different sources. I was to breed for size and productivity using these two flocks. How do I choose which hens and roos to keep? How often do I "cross" the two flocks? Is there any way to track chicks without the super expensive numbered bands (any diy ideas)? How many hatches a season should I do to make sure I have enough options? I plan to sell the surplus chicks/grow-outs for meat, pets, breeders, etc.