My potential breeding strategy for 2014. I would like others input and photos please. My stock originates from those breeders working on improvement and none came from the barnyard/sale barn. I have 7 varieties yet I can only separate 4 of the varieties. I keep my Blue/Blue Coppers, Black/Black Coppers, and the Splash variety together because I know what to expect when I hatch my eggs. 1/50 end up a recessive Ermine, Wheaten, and Cuckoo. I'm thinking about keeping Splash and/or Blue with Wheaten this Spring but I'm not sure what to expect. Maybe I will keep the Splash/Blues together instead. A Black/Black Copper x Wheaten cross makes a very pretty hen. I'm keeping Black/Black Coppers with Silver Birchen. They will be Black/Black Coppers with the Silver gene since the golden gene is dominant. I have one White Marans rooster. What do I do with him? I also have 8 first generation Partridge Marans. What should I do with them? I'm keeping my Silver/Golden Salmon Marans to themselves.