I love all the pictures of your blue, black and splash Orpingtons! So beautiful. Maybe someday, when I can have more I will get some. But in the meantime, I have some questions; Are the other colors as sweet and friendly as the Buffs? Do they lay through the winter as well? Are there any other differences besides the coloring? I've heard that Aracaunas have a low hatching rate, do any other breeds have something like that? Are Orpingtons a good type of egg for a first time hatcher?