First off- I was unsure of whether I should post this in Breeds in General, or here..so if i'm in the wrong place, oops and sorry! Figured I'd post here because my question isn't about 'a' breed, but about mixing breeds..... Anyway, I am wondering what the general concensus is on mixed breed chickens. I don't have any at the moment, but I have a pretty varied flock, and plan to add at least 5 more different breeds. I'd like to hear what others have to say about mixed breeds. Any particular mixes that you really like? What to avoid? Basically, any comments or suggestions would be welcome. I plan to let some of the girls brood, and would like to work out which hens stay with which roo's ahead of time. This is a laying flock, but dual purpose is always a plus. I'm looking for color, good temperment, and good layers. What would be good crosses? Here's what I have: Females: Buff Orp Buff Brahma Dk. Brahma Gold Laced Cochin RIR White Rock Barred Rock Ameraucana Black Sex-Link White Crested Black Polish (will be adding: SF's, Cream Brabanter, Buff Laced Polish, Std. Sultan, Blue Cochin, and Lt. Brahma) Males: White Crested Black Polish Leghorn RIR (possible add: Lt. Brahma) All standard breeds. Thanks for the input.