I am new to chickens but I love it. I have a small flock of BSL's for the most part. As more time is going on I think my one I thought was a black austrolorp might be a barred rock. Anyway we mostly have these pullets because we wanted eggs for eating and maybe selling a few. Now as I am getting into this I wouldn't mind also having chicks from time to time. We plan to get some more pullets early next year. I am trying to educate myself so I know exactly what I want to be getting. We don't have a rooster yet. I am not really sure how to incorporate one into the flock. I can wait till I get my next batch of pullets if that is the best way to do it too. My girls now are 6 and 9 weeks. What I am trying to do is get good egg producers and also get a breed that would give me some nice chicks if I want. I don't know what chickens produce the crosses. Here is another factor. For right now my husband isn't real fond of shipping chicks. We have a hatchery that is less than 30 minutes from us. They go drive and pick up the pullets from Hoover in the morning and then we drive and pick up the chicks from them that same afternoon. So I have to work with what Hoover has for chicks. In the brown egg layers, which is what I prefer I think, they have barred rocks, black austrolorp, production red, gold star, Black sex link, white rock, buff orpinton, silver laced wyandotte and Americana. They also have bantams and white leghorns, california white and cornish x. I would love a little color variety if possible. I just want to make sure if I get a rooster that I have a hen that I can breed true for chicks if that is what I want to do. I will never have more than 20 to 30 chickens. I live in a small rural town of around 150 people. If you can understand what I am trying to do here I would love some input on this and also how you all add roosters to your flocks. Thank-you so much.