I have a few different breeds roamin in the back 40 including (what i believe to be) Marans, Wyandottes, Norfolk Grey and Anconas , about 70 birds in total, and of course several hybrids of each one. (at least thats what they look like according to internet pictures). My goal is egg production, living outside of the US well basically there are no rules here, selling eggs from your house is very acceptable and unless you happen to sell a few spoiled ones (not that ive ever done it, just heard of those who have) nobody gives you any guff. However, my egg buying community really likes to see brown spotted eggs and i would really like to know more about getting them to this composition. I have read that it all depends on genetics, ear lobes and feathers and such can note what will be put forth. I am just wondering, in the attempt to make a seperate area specifically for breeding brown spotted eggs; If i hatch brown spotted eggs will this result in brown spotted egg putters? Of course this would also have to do with the rooster but just being a good colored/spotted egg should mean the passing of the same genetics right? Also some eggs come out just brown and not spotted, is there a way to get the eggs to have more spots, by means of special food or maybe I could put food coloring in the water haha, the last part is a joke, but would really like to give my customers what they are looking for. To date i have been selling by the dozen, well a variety of white, cream, brown and brown spotted, any input on the topic?