Hi, I seem to be getting on with the management and getting eggs and chicks, but have no real idea as to what I am achieving. To explain, Boss lady wanted what is locally known as common breed or yard fowl for meat, because of problems with getting them for a while, we ended up with a dozen layer chicks first. The Cockerel which is quite a handsome looking common breed is not restricting his advances to just the common breed fowl. So my question is, Is there actually a Cockerel specific to the "Layers", or will the genes of the layers make the next generation layers too, regardless of the actual breed of the Cock. I guess the same question would relate to broiler fowl. Thanks muchly.