We're still all stoked about our Dorkings coming in, but for whatever reason we have to still play the "what if?" game. The good version, not the worrisome version. You know, "what if we crossed Dorking roosters with..." So that's where we are. I'd like to buy a handful of pullets from different breeds and raise them with our Dorking order, then cross those pullets to a Dorking rooster and see what we get. Dorkings are duel purpose and we like big-bodied birds, they lay tinted eggs and have very short legs. The Dorkings we're getting are silver greys but color doesn't matter on the chicks. So what would you suggest crossing one with for fun? Are there any other "long bodied" or low to the ground breeds out there? Any thoughts on the breeds we're currently considering? Our ideas: Silver Leghorns (Egg Production) Wyandottes (Body type/color) Sussex (Egg production/color) Orpington (Body type/personality) Faverolle (For fun) White Rock (Rapid growth) Easter Egger (Colored eggs If any of the chicks turn out exceptional we may start up a whole new line and breed them back to a different Dorking rooster until we get the new traits in with the old genetics (eight generations). Since that's a really long-term goal we want to cover all the traits (or colors we may want to breed in right at the start. Thanks in advance.