We have a mixed flock, mostly brown egg layers.... My goals in this process is 2 seperate crosses.... one for eggs, the other for meat. Our flock consists of: pullets/hens 2 Production Reds 2 Golden sexlinks 2 EEs Necked Neck Barred Rock GL Cochin SL Wyandotte a mixed polish(march hatch hasnt yet layed) RS Yokohama Sumatra Buff Silkie 5wko Olive Egger roos Minorca GL Cochin Buff Silkie Self Blue d' Uccle RS Yokohama 6wko Olive Egger We are thinking of breeding the Minorca over the Necked Neck, Barred Rock, a PR,& a GSL for our egg producers.... see which cross lays better and go from there... For the meaties.... I wanted to try crossing the GL Cochin over the EEs and his mate. I was thinking of aquiring a white rock and crossing him over my longtails and a few other single females. Spring is comming up and so is the start of hatching season.... as much as id like to start now.... i can wait a season to start my future breedings. i know its alot of work... i have some time... Any and all comments welcome! this is my first time breeding! if anyone would like to give me some tips on it and candeling and what not id greatly apreciate it!