Well, i got this day old sussex chick a while back and she really turned out to be quite the looker!! I recently got into chicken'ing this may and wanted to start turning profit on a few things in mid to late summer 2010. As of now i want to focus on selling fertile hatching eggs "and possibly chicks seeing i get enough request's" Right now i have 5 hen's that lay us our eggs to eat, 2 WBS silkies, 2 MFD bantys, 2 polish, susex pullet and a Buff O pullet and a clutch of cross banty babies that im experimenting on lol. My breeding goal is this Spring into summer 2010: Breeding pen with BM D'uccle's Breeding pen with WBS Breeding pen with MFD'uccle's Breeding pen for my "experiment" lulz! Now that to me is a lot of breeding pen's!! lol But i gotta do something with my time in the summer. Also i need to start my BM D'uccle's...i don't even have one chick yet lol. So finally to my question, judging by how "pretty" i think my speckled sussex is, do you think "as a turning profit stand point" would i be better off/make more money i started and sold fertile sussex hatching eggs or started and sold French Black Copper Maran fertile hatching egg's?? Now to me right off the bat i think the money will be with the FBCM's, but they will take me a little longer to start since i have none. Then again i guess if i got some speckled sussex chick's i would have to wait until the rooster got old enough to breed. Also tho i think FBCM hatching egg's are more in demand than speckled sussex eggs i would imagine...but's that's just me assuming. I guess i just want you all to take a look at my pullet and tell me what you think. I just hate not putting a good girl like my sussex to good use, im sure her eggs will taste great, but i think she could really give people some great chicks. From a money stand point tho, i think im leaning towards the FBCM'S. I would love to look for some adult birds of both these breeds near me and buy them, problem is i have not found any yet. WHEW!! Im going to go ahead and stop right here, this was on my mind the last few day's and i had to vent/ get advise or i was going to go nut's thinking about it all the time. lol thanks for reading and i can't wait to hear all of your opinion's.