A year ago my neighbor gave me his chickens b/c he was moving. He got them from McMurrary hatchery. His rooster was some kind of barred, long legged mutt with a pea comb that the hatchery passed off as an exotic. He had a pearl leghorn and several jersey giants and a buff orpington. I got some of the eggs from him the summer before he moved and hatched them. I got a leghorn cross that lays light blue large eggs. I have two jersey giant crosses that lay green eggs, a buff orpington cross that lays green eggs. This got me interested in hatching some chicks next Spring with colored eggs. If I got an ameraucana rooster and let him loose with my existing flock of mixed breeds and several barnevelders, a buff orpington, some wynodotte mixes, a couple of silver spangled hamburgs and two lakenvelders and two cuckoo marans.......would I possibly get more colored egg layers? Does anyone have suggestions for a colored egg project that would be fun to try?