I am trying to create "my" breed. I intend to invest the effort and years to get a consistant outcome and have designated a large part, eventually all, of my chicken housing to my project. My end goal is a large egg layer, with the super production of RIR and White leghorns; with an attractive body slightly larger/rounder (but with an eye towards feed/egg ratio, not as big as a Cochin or BO); with the personality, friendliness and longevity of Ameraucanas and the feathers of a consistant gold/buff color - with or without black markings. That will breed true. So far I have five girls who are the result of a White Leghorn Roos over RIR hens, they were able to be feather sexed due to this cross. This is a pic when they were a bit younger. They are all varying shades of red from light to medium, two have white under feathers and two have black feathers in tail and on wing tips. They are laying like crazy right now and I have them in with a gorgeous Buff Ameraucana rooster. I have another Buff Am Roo in holding. I'm not sure yet if I am going to use him for a second round of chicks from these girls or over their chicks The first eggs go in the bator on Monday! I'm not very good with the calculator,would anyone care to speculate as to the color of the birds resulting from this years crossing? Do you think they will be able to be color or feather sexed? I would welcome any comments/ideas/advice/directions. I know I am a beginner, but I thoroughly enjoy trying to figure out what the experts are saying!