Not that they aren't lovely as they are. I'm just wondering if there is anyone with breeding programs focused on out crossing to increase egg production while still preserving the specific Orpington traits? Or one that only breeds hens that don't have to be AI due to so much fluff? I'm not new to chickens, but I'm new to breeds so I apologize if the UOC has an official position on this that I am unaware of. Regardless of the official position, I would really interested to hear what people are doing!