Since I'm starting over since the loss of my RIR flock, I thought I should maybe start completely fresh and go in a whole new direction. Otherwise I might spend all my energy comparing any new RIRs with what I used to have and that seems very sad to me. So instead I am toying with the idea of expanding into partridge rocks (I do still have one coop of buff rocks). I know that the partridge rocks are not terribly good layers and tend to go broody. My buff rocks lay 3 days out of 4 and their eggs are large/extra large. What if I put a buff rock roo over a few partridge hens and kept the best roo from that breeding, then put that roo over partridge hens? Might his daughters have more and larger eggs without messing up their color too much? My buffs have beautiful sweet temperaments and are very hardy. What is the partridge temperament like? Are they as hardy? Thanks for any input or experiences you can share.