Alrighty. I need some opinions. I am currently working on a few projects and have been deciding back and forth which would work better. I want to remain as close to the brahma type as I can. I have two choices. Crossing to Orps and crossing to Sussex. Crossing to orps they seems to be more fluffy, cheaper, and more brahma shapey. But crossing to sussex there is already a columbian pattern so keeping color correct would seem easier. They are larger I've heard. So experts out there. How hard would it be crossing to a black orp to get back to the columbian pattern. I realize I would have to work on leg color and single combs no matter which of the breeds I choose. But would crossing to orps be possible or do I really need to spring for a sussex? Welcome any opinions.