For awhile now I have considered making my own cross (or breed) while at the same time considering preserving a breed. As time goes on, and more and more breeders tell me that obtaining quality stock can be a very expensive, drawn-out process, I am considering if I should just wait on breed preservation until I'm older and for the time being work on breed creation. As I waffle back and forth between these two options, I'd like suggestions for the breed creation route. I have always wanted to create a breed that has an Oriental gamefowl build and body carriage, but is not game, lays more eggs, and has soft feathers instead of the usual hard feathers found in Orientals. To give you a picture as to what my vision is, just picture a bird that looks like a Modern Game bantam, but is large fowl; has a shorter beak; has a larger, fuller, more erect tail; has a thicker, longer neck; has a pea, rose, or walnut (aka strawberry or cushion) comb; and has a slightly more erect body carriage than the Modern Game. Sorry so detailed, but in order to give you an idea as to what I'm thinking, I have to be. I have considered using Kraienkoppes and mixed-breed Orientals in this cross. Can anyone give anymore suggestions? I am particularly desiring a bird with a longer tail.... Thanks!