And what were the results? I am wanting to start a fun project for myself, to breed my EE hens to a diff breed roo to try and get 1. Better production 2.Pretty, large eggs 3. Pretty birds I would also like to good temperament and hardiness, as well. I know crossing with a production bred roo would give me better egg laying ability, but I also want pretty birds. I'd thought of white egg layers to try and keep the brown out of the eggs, but they all seem to have skittish temperaments. So my list so far is this: 1. Speckled Sussex (fun color) 2. Silver Laced Wyandotte (smaller comb a plus!) 3. Barred Rock 4. Delaware 5. New Hampshire Red 6. Black Australorp 7. Exchequer Leghorn (pretty, but skittish and hard to find/expensive) I currently have a gorgeous Buff Orp roo with a great temperament who is the father of some of my 6wk old chicks, but I don't really expect them to be great layers. What do you guys think? Any of you have experience to share? Pictures of your crosses? I REALLY like pictures Thanks!