As the title would indicate, I have been all over the web, and have ended up more confused than educated. I am relying on the wealth of knowledge here to winnow down to the folks out there that have a reputation of reliability and quality. I am in the process of building a coop that can easily hold 10 of each comfortably. I already have a pen of EE's that have given light green, darker green, and pink eggs of the three that are laying. I am trying to add more diversity of egg colors (sky blue, chocolate brown), with the added benefit of keeping the lines pure, or creating an Olive Egger as well. It seems many smaller hatcheries have French Black Copper Marans and Blue Ameraucanas, but I know virtually nothing about who or what I am dealing with as far the multitude of hatcheries out there. Some of which listed have websites that have been devoured by cyberspace to be no more. And that concerns me. The coloration of the eggs keeps my children interested, and I plan on providing what we cannot use for sale locally, and as many of you know, egg diversity color seems to do well. Thanks in advance for your wealth of experience to assist the truly ignorant (myself) in figuring out a solid hatchery.