My DH and I are in the planning stages of getting our first chickens in the spring. We are going to have an 8x8 coop, and were planning on getting 2 each of the following: Buff Orps, Black Aust., Barred Rocks, SLWyandottes (how is that pronounced, anyway), and EE. In the meantime, I have decided to get 2 Blue And. and 2 Wellsummer. BUT, I have read that from , hatcheries, Wells. eggs may not be as dark, and the blues aren't as "typey" Would I be better off to get the first batch, and then wait a year and get the blues and Wells as eggs from breeders? Can you just "make" a hen broody by putting eggs under her? In my head, this would work... however, I also am clueless!! Thanks in advance!!!