We started out with RIR. Prolific, big beautiful eggs. But absolutely savage to each other, and didn't really lay for more than 2 seasons. We got some buff orpingtons. Beautiful, gentle, but rubbish egg layers. Sporadic layers with small eggs. I'm thinking of Buff Americaunas, or perhaps getting a RIR rooster to mate with my buffs, but with my luck I'd end up with savage chickens that were also rubbish layers. My wife loves the buffs, so I'm trying to find something that looks as pretty but are better egg layers. I don't really know a source of buff americaunas.