A question for you, Rodrigues. Because Blue is a result of a cross between Whites and Blacks, and the white lines very often are a result of many years White breeding, by crossing the two colors, you get a very good outcross. Are the Blues (because good outcross has happened) generally bigger than the Blacks? and Whites? Here in Europe the gene-pool is small, and Blacks (I think) in general are smaller than the Whites. I have noticet that Blue Jersey Giants often are bigger than the Blacks. I only have White Croad Langshans, and I have been sending eggs to a new breeder in Denmark. I have also got her some eggs from Blacks (9 White chicks from January and March, the Blacks has not been hatched yet). She is keen to start breeding a line of Blues, as well as breeding Whites and Blacks. She understands it is a long-term project, but she is only 30 (whereas I am twice that age), so she has the time to do it. She also has access to a German strain of Croad Langshans, both colors,so she has the perfect out-cross also for pure Whites and Blacks. As a by-note, Croad Langshans were imported to Germany from UK in the 1950's, so they are quite un-related now. I had some fairly small White hens a few years ago, but bred in a fairly small and poor-looking German-bred rooster, and size exploded the next couple of generations. This was a bit much, and some intricate questions wowen in, what do you think? another by-note: A guy over here has a strain of American Langshans, and he sais that they are basically what we call Croad Langshan, only since 60-70 years ago, there has hardly been any transAtlantic excange of birds. That means, that sometimes in the future (hopefully) somebody will be able to cross American Langshans with Croad Langshans, and the only selection they will have to do, is basically a bit difference in the lenghts of the thighs and the shanks, as you lot over there has been breeding for longer legs than us?