We are beginning to consider different roosters for our up and coming flock of pullets. The flock will consist of 1 Welsummer, 2 Lakenvelders, 3 White Leghorns, 4 standard cochins and 4 large breed barnyard mixes. We are not worried about keeping purebred stock, that may come later. For now, we enjoy watching the barnyard mixes grow and change. Our only concern revolves around the Lakenvelders and Leghorns. I know that they are small, light breed hens. I don't want to put them at risk by putting them with too large a rooster. Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative, with allowing small but standard hens to breed with large roosters. We are currently considering an Orpington rooster. Thanks for all your input. The collective mind of BYC is the best!