Alright... I guess i am starting to learn something. I have a small flock of (1) RIR hen, (2) ISA Brown hens (possibly her daughters) & (1) Rhode Island White Roo. Since Roo is mean as the devil and tries to bludgeon us to death every time he gets within eyeshot of us I was looking forward to seeing him swim with the dumplings. But now I am starting to figure out why the guy that originally owned these chickens had a RIW Roo & RIR Hens. (He left them behind when he sold the house and I got these from the buyers who know nothing about their age etc) Apparently the sexing is pretty easy when you do that. SO... my plan was to order (25) RIR Straight Run chicks (Which I have already ordered and have scheduled for late Feb delivery) and pick out a good roo as they grow older... eat the rest of the roos (including the devil in white that is in my yard righ tnow) and bring my flock back to a pure RIR flock. The (2) Isa Browns are getting older and i will let them enjoy life on the farm as long as they would like. What do you think? Should I keep the RIW roo for sexing ease or should I make the move I was planning toward a pure RIR flock?