Thank you Gerald. I have been actively hunting through the UPA Breeders web sites, and I keep coming back to B-A-B's- so not knowing anything about them previously, I'm gratified to have you recommend them. I understand the Spaldings (or Green crosses) are not cold tolerant, and am ready to deal with that- having had heated perches in the past, I can do that again. My Bird house is good and solid and freshly expanded. My new concern though- I have read that the greens are considerably "flightier". Is that true? My birds are real pets, around us and the dogs - and free ranging during the day,then coming in to be locked up at night. Possibly Greens/Spaldings etc...being more skittish would not be conducive for free ranging? Any thoughts or opinions would be welcome.