I'm goin to ATTEMPT a "controlled" hatching >incubator< I'm torn between the Austrolop, the Maran, and the Wellsummer. I have a mixed flock right now with most of them being about 7 or 8 weeks old. 2 are nearly 2 year old black silkies. I'm currently observing the young birds to figure out who is going to a new home and who isnt due to bulliness. I have 2 red sexlink girls, 3 white rocks, 3 dominiques and 2 little teeny cochins >those are the kids' babys so they are staying< My favorite chicken was an Austrolop named Elvis who was caught by a neighborhood stray at the end of the winter. I just can't decide what type of eggs to order to attempt my first go 'round with. Anyone have any extra insight about which of the 3 breeds will play well with my mixed bad already here? Thanks much in advance.