Hi again - it's the ever annoying newbie. I would like to know exactly what constitutes a chicken as being a purebred please. I know virtually everything about the canine equivalent, but I am completely ignorant to the chicken side of things. With dogs, just because you breed a Collie to a Collie - doesn't make their offspring purebred Collies. A lot is factored in, such as several generations of familial history (known as a pedigree). If Collie A was born to two Collies, but one of those 2 Collies has a Sheltie in their line, then anything stemming from that Collie is NOT a purebred Collie. So how do chickens work? Is there a certain number of generations that need to be sustainably proven in order to be able to call that chick a "purebred chick"? If so, how many generations? Is there some sort of ACC (American Coop Club) that registers purebred chickens and provides proof of their bloodlines somehow? I'm totally in the dark in this. The reason I am asking is because I noticed you all have an egg exchange/swap going on from month to month and I would love to one day participate in that exchange. However - that being said - I need to know exactly what a purebred chicken is, since that is the only kind allowed according to the thread I read. Thank you.