Okay, right now I have a Barred Rock Roo, and he's great. Handles his 8 girls really well.. but I've been thinking about when I incubate eggs for more chicks come spring, and realized that any of his off-spring are more likely to look like low-breed barred rocks, even if it's with one of my EE or Rhode Island Red. Kind of boring. I've already got 3 barred rocks and don't want a whole incubator full of more. So I think I'll ask around (I live in the country) and see if I can get some fertilized eggs from different flocks. But it got me thinking, what breed of rooster would it take to make some fun colors and patterns with different breeds? For hens I have: Buff, Australorp, 3 different looking EE, 2 Barred Rocks, and a Rhode Island Red. I'd love to have little chicks from MY girls.