Okay...so I started this chicken adventure with no intentions of ever having a rooster in my flock. I only wanted a few eggs for the table. That turned into 16 various chickens free-ranging on our 13 acres and 4 ducks on our pond. The number of chickens has reduced to 12 due to predation. ANYWAY, my Silkie has turned out to be a roo and I have been watching him try to mate with the bigger ladies and I am now warming to the idea of having a rooster after reading all the various posts here on BYC. I have SLW, BO, EE, RIR, BP, NN & SS. What would be a good overall roo for these ladies? Do any of you have any suggestions. The goal is any possible offspring to be good egg-layers. So far I have been considering Delaware, Austrolorp, Welsummer, Wyandotte, Java or Minorca. Any thoughts or advice is appreciated.