I am finally starting a totally new flock. I have found a few SHOW QUALITY breeds that I hope to continue breeding to produce large eggs, and bred to standard. I just got 3 Black Copper Marans hens and 3 Barnevelder hens on 09/24. They are bred to produce large, dark #4 colored eggs and are beautifully colored. I found a breeder in East TX who has SQ Black Copper, Blue Copper, Splash, and Blue Marans for sale. They originated from Bev Davis line and are all feather footed and lay a dark #4 colored egg. I also found another breeder who has SQ Welsummer and Barnevelder hens for sale. These breeds are bred to lay a very dark colored egg as well. They are bred to standard as well. I will also be purchasing a dozen Araucanas that lay a very blue egg. Kind of a medium blue. I will be purchasing 12 hens and 2 roosters of each breed on 10/07!!!