I’m thinking about starting a small breeding project. My end goal would be something with the hardiness, personality, and smarts of OEGB, but larger in size (still smaller than average large fowl), larger eggs, and less aggressive roosters. The first two chickens I got were OEGB mixed with some type of small layer cross. They were great and loved people but when it came to other birds the rooster was ruthless. He’d pull feathers, chase, and peck at them like crazy. Is that normal OEGB behavior and if so could that be bred out by crossing to more docile breeds? I’m also wondering if they could be crossed to large fowl successfully. Would OEGB roosters be able to mount a large fowl hen (like RIR, Bielefelder, or Orpington)?