A friend and I were talking about this today . She and I are working together on our Dominique project, but she also sells eggs to some local stores and individuals as well, so she has a large coop/run of mixed breed birds that lay a rainbow of sizes and colors of eggs. She's just missing olive eggs so is going to hatch a couple of those out this spring to add in there as well. So far in there are.... Some Dominique hens that aren't being used right now for breeding Some Dominique hens that are good layers, but are breed culls Some Orpington (beautiful!) hens that aren't being used right now for breeding Some Orpington hens that are good layers, but again are breed culls Some Americauna hens Some Marans hens Some Buttercup hens that aren't being used right now for breeding (she has a trio of these as just kind of a fun side project) The proud lone rooster He's a happy guy. Our hope is to put ALL the hens in there next winter, and then have a few bachelor pens of roos that get along, so there are less waterers/feeders to fill and so all the eggs can be collected from one coop in the winter time. Then in the spring pull out our breeder Doms and her breeder Orpingtons and put them in the breeding pens. She kind of did this to some extent this year but still has a few other coops with hens in there and then our coop is on her place as well. Her sons have bantam Americaunas and Japanese, a trio each I think, so their birds will probably always be seperate as they have to feed, water and clean their pens as part of having the birds. She gets a beautiful rainbow of eggs each day, so fun! Feel free to post pics of your rainbow of hens and their eggs!