Ok, so I know that I am getting way ahead of myself, but in the next couple years I will be picking my BBS Orp project up again. I want to utilize this time to plan and figure out what my strategy will be for creating a line that is set apart. For a long time I have been toying with the idea of putting a nice typie Blue Orp roo over a flock of black JG hens and seeing if that will improve the size and type of my Orp flock. I chose JG because they have the same comb type, as well as darker legs, much like the Orp. Also, their greater size is something I find attractive. Once those chicks hatch, I would cross them back into the pure Orp line and continue tweaking/breeding/culling until I get the desired result. My question is this. Do you guys think there are any potential genetics problems, or other issues that will arise that I am missing? What do you think I might be able to expect from such a pairing? Would I need to get black JG hens from a BBS line, or will the same genetic rules (in regards to BBS colors) apply for regular black JGs?