Just recieved an email that my incubator will be here tuesday-so the selection process begins today. I plan on setting 20 eggs. I will be raising roos for meat and thr hens will go into the flock. So far i have selected Sumatra/australorp x easter egger (2) Rhode island red x rhode island red (2) Buff orpington x easter egger (2) White leghorn x easter egger (2) Black australorp x rhode island red Easter egger x easter egger (both blue genes) (4) New hampshire x rhode island red (2) Barred plymouth rock x rhode island red Barred plymouth rock x easter egger (2) Red comet x rhode island red New hampshire x easter egger Since i want meaty birds im choosing the heaviest hens-but if i hatch more pullets i am also selecting my most reliable layers (just in case im the 1/1000000 that ends up with more pullets). Im excited to see my mutts-i can only imaginethe patterns some of these birds could end up with!