HI, newbie question: If I start with breeds that I choose for certain Utilitarian qualities like, efficiency, tendency toward broodiness, etc, Is it reasonable to expect the chickens a few years down the road to exhibit combination of those qualities? I'm thinking of 1 Buckeye rooster 3 buckeye hens 3 orpington 3 gold sex link this would be ( theoretically), a happily free ranging, reasonably high producing, flock, that would (hopefully hatch and raise their own chicks. If this group bred 'at will' for a few generations, would the eventual flock of mixed breeds be that kind of flock also?also? I know the GSL are hybrids who don't breed true...does that mean their high laying numbers are not passed down? would I be able to recognize these traits in individuals early enough that I could select for them in picking who to keep for breeders? Thanks! .