I have a Buff Orp and a Partridge Orp who are a right pair of fluffy good-looking ladies. They have their own laidback characters and are really good friends, but not brilliant egg layers - I have not had any eggs since September. They have both gone through a molt and the weather is cold here (drops to -2C at night time and not much more than 3 or 4 degrees during the day). I understand having read something recently that Orps don't suppose to stop laying in the winter - mmm! My ladies have different ideas! I would like to get a couple of new ladies in the Spring who are a bit better at laying and a little more frequent but don't know where to start. I like the look of the RIR, a good looking bird, but not sure how easy they are to get in the UK. Otherwise what other breeds are good egg layers and likely to get on with 2 BOs? Now I've got to convince my hubby that it's a good idea!