As many of you know most of my flock was stolen over the weekend. While I am still searching for my stolen flock, I must also focus on re-establishing another flock. Rather than focus on rare show breeds, I have decided to establish a profitable egg production flock. I already sell organic vegetables and melons at the farmers market, so eggs would be another marketable, sustainable benefit. So, I currently have a Buff Orpington rooster, a RIR rooster, and two Golden Laced Red Phoenix hens. I would like to have a flock of several breeds that are productive egg layers, as well as some dual purpose birds. I also know that I definitely want blue eggs as I figure they should sell well. I also would like dark brown eggs, but really a mix of colors is what I want. Here is what I am thinking. -4 Blue Ameraucanas -4 Blue Araucanas -4 White Ameraucanas -4 Copper Marans -4 Welsummers -4 Barnevelders -4 Delawares -4 Dominickers (Dominiques) -4 Brown Leghorns -4 Rhode Island Reds -4 New Hampshire Reds -4 Wyandottes I have also considered Speckled Sussex and Sex Link breeds. Any info on specific breeds that are excellent layers? Like I said I want blue eggs as well as dark brown eggs, but I also want other colors for variety. I hope this makes sense.