Hi everyone! I am relatively new to raising chickens, we've had our ladies for about 6 months now and we are really reaping the rewards of having organic, farm fresh eggs. We would like to start "breeding" them in order to use some for meat and to replace the ones that didn't make it. My question is this: We have (what I believe to be) Rhode Island Whites, so do we have to stick with that kind of rooster as well? I was hoping to add some color to my flock, but I'm not sure what that will do to the eggs and chicks that will come from a different rooster breed from the hens. Also, I know once I get going that I need to beware of inbreeding so what are some good tips on how to keep track? Thank you all so much in advance for your advice!!