I'm still somewhat of a novice at the chicken gig. I've got a nice big Buff Orp cockerel, probably hatched spring 2012, and two EE girls who are also teenagers. One laid her first egg today. In the spring, I'd like to breed them, and I'm wondering if anyone has tried this same combo, and if anyone can post pics of the offspring? The EE's are different looking, but not too much. One is what I think is called wheaten [she looked like your typical yellow chick and is off white now], and the other is that pretty dark golden color I've seen with some EEs. The Buff boy is big - is he going to be too big for the EE girls? I don't want him to hurt them. We lost a Leghorn hen a couple years ago due to a randy young Pekin drake, and I am just a little concerned about the Buff Orp's size. He just seems so darn big! I really like BIG chickens, though, so that's why I'm interested in breeding him. Our other roo is a polish mix, and is just average size; I've got one pullet from him and a Black Australorp who is two weeks older than my EEs, and she's smaller than they are. My BAs are on the small side, I think. Anyway, the Buff boy is not in with the EEs yet and won't be together for a couple more months, so the EEs still have some time to grow more, but I don't think they'll get much bigger. I love EEs in general, and I'm also thinking about getting a roo of that same type and focus on breeding more of them. Any feedback on Buff crossed with EE is appreciated!