So I've never been interested in becoming a breeder UNTIL NOW. I just hatched out my first batch of Cream Legbars that I got here locally and I am in love. Normally I just keep a mixed flock and be done with it, but now I'm starting to think along the lines of isolating breeds and whatnot. SO how the heck is that done logistically? Anybody have a setup they can point me to? Truth be told I know a lot of rare birds are just kept together in trios but every rooster I've ever seen would shred that many hens in a matter of days. We try to keep a 10 hen per rooster ratio here to protect the hens from being used too heavily by the roosters, but I'm seeing a lot of people talk about trios and quads. As it stands now I have enough hens for one rooster but I'm also thinking about getting into Welsummers (and when I make it rich, some Ayam Cemani!). Or is there an effective way to just keep the roos separate until you want them to go fertilize the hens? Is it possible to keep the roos together? If you isolate them instead, won't they get lonely? sorry - I'm full of questions Backyard stuff I understand, but this breeder stuff I'm still trying to figure out. Since this breed is so rare here in the States I really want to do this the right way.