Okay, I have a speckled sussex roo, and 2 leghorn hens (1 light brown, 1 white). If I let them hatch chicks.... 1) Do people ever buy mixed breeds? 2) Can mixed breed hens lay eggs? 3) If mixed breed hens cannot lay eggs, can they at least mate with a rooster just for their jollies? 4) What are the pros and cons of mixed breeds? If I let them have chicks, I would only be interested in keeping females, not males (if they can lay eggs). And I am not one to send them off to butchers, hence the question will people buy them. If they can't lay eggs, I probably won't let them hatch their own, but maybe let them hatch other purebred eggs. Just questions I have. New to this, and would like to know as much as possible about chickens. Thanks!