So I am planning on buying some Lavender Orpingtons and building up our barn to fix seperate breeding pens. I plan on breeding and selling chicks for extra income.I am looking for a breed that is an excellent layer, pretty fast maturing, A little meaty ( basically a dual purpose breed only with a lot more feed to egg conversion) and a breed that many farmers or people would want to buy. I understand that there are people who will pay 10 $ for a rare chicken and then others that look at the price and walk away, just wanting a chicken that lays an egg, and this is why I am also getting the lavender orpingtons, and I know they are good producers, too. I need a breed that is easy to raise and breed and will provide the family with alot of produce, money and feed wise. I guess maybe heritage breeds? I don't know, But I would love it if you guys gave me a variety to choose from or even a breed that you breed that is inexpensive and gives the listed above. Thankyou.