....but when you are purchasing chics from a hatchery for the purpose of breeding eventually, do you need to get a roo from a different source? My son REALLY wants to get Silkies and I want to get some Cochins (a frizzle cochin roo is my aim) and wouldn't mind playing breeder for a bit. Of course we are doing research and such, and building them their own little place away from my current birds. But I got to thinking that if we just ordered 30 chics from the same place, wouldn't they all be related somehow? I only want about 4 hens and a roo by the time it's all said and done, so I may wait until spring to order them so I don't have to order so many chics from two different places. Sorry if that is a really silly question!