We're rebuilding our flock after loosing all but two to Hawks while they were free ranging. Since we're starting over, I figure we might as well have a little fun and see what crazy colors we can come up with. I love hybrids and have been planning on a hienz 57 flock of dual purpose mixed breeds. I know we'll have a few less eggs than true layer breeds, and the roosters we butcher won't be as big as a Cornish but I still think it will be the best balance for our homestead. Anyway here's my question: we currently have one RIR roo and one hen. We're picking up 10 hens next weekend that are Amerucana/Australorp crosses. I wan to get one more rooster of any dual purpose breed. What breed would likely give me the best colors on future chicks? I'm open to any typical dual purpose breed- Orpington, Delaware, barred rocks, etc.