I've got 8 RIR hens going into their third winter of laying and recently raised a roo named Randy for fertilizing purebred eggs to raise a young flock. I also was given last Spring's teacher/classroom hatch which contained 3 Blue Lace Red Wyandotte pullets and 2 very large cockerels that had leg problems but have developed into very nice birds, not show quality of course! Along w/the school hatch came a very nice to young chicks and a very kind cockerel/roo that is Andalusian LOOKING... My problem is I've got to downsize for winter now. I have the RIR's in a nice coop with a lot of room to spare and would now like to add the BLRW pullets to that flock and keep one of the four cockerel/roo's -- which would you keep? 1) Randy, young, immature & sometimes a "caveman" towards manners w/his "older women" He is pointed out by the second goose's bill (left to right on geese) and has the two tail feathers, he's purebred 2) Very nice, young roo named Sir Blue His only drawback is the large comb & wattle stand a higher chance of freezing w/our long winters 3) BLRW very red like the RIR hens but had leg problems early on as a chick, outgrew easily but may pass trait on? He's to the right of Sir Blue 4) The other BLRW which is a bit larger but also had leg problems like his brother, no sign of any problems afterward for either guy once they regained use of their legs He's to the right of his brother (#3 above) My plan is now changed to wanting to breed BLRW's in the future or a RIR/BLRWx or RIR/AndalusianX? without the drive I had to keep purebred RIR's as my partner in chickens and neighbor has a younger flock w/cockerel. I really don't want to eat any of these nice cockerels but must so 3 of the 4 must go to the freezer and I can only house one w/the girls this winter. Which would you choose and why?