So about 7 years ago I went on a mission to find the prettiest Naked Necks with the widest variety of colors so I could get the best I wanted for my final project. I started with hatchery standard along with DipyDoodleDoo and a few other interesting colors (I threw Aloha in there for fun) and paired down to the biggest, nicest, and friendliest birds. It took quite a while and quite a few breedings (I only hatch 1-2 times a year) Last year I started my REAL project breeding, choosing the prettiest Polish roosters in all of the colors I wanted. I'm not going to color standard, I'm going for overall health, size, and feather look. What I have bred has been beautiful so far, I'll need one more year of pairing off to create the larger crests I'm desiring (we do have crests already! I just want bigger and better). Genetically I have been able to reproduce my results consistently so I'm moving forward. I have dubbed them-Dahlias. I think I understand what I'm technically making would be considered a mutt, much like a technical Labradoodle, Pomapoo, etc. even though they are considered "designer breeds". So my question is: What you YOU guys think about this? Would you consider this a "designer chicken" or a farmyard mutt? I feel like I have gone about it the correct way as far as research and tried to create what I would consider the best pairings as far as genetics are concerned. Part of me feels this is how a lot of our recognized breeds were created, however I really wanted personal opinions before I considered started to sell hatching eggs next year. I had quite a few people wanting to purchase Naked Neck hatching eggs from me so I'm trying to balance which project really is more valid or if I should continue both. Thanks!