you guys have got me convinced that at some point i must add an orp or two to our flock. i LOVE the blues... also like the whites. i think that the buffs are adorable (have read the "golden retrievers of the chicken world" comments...), just was wanting to mix it up a bit with a mixed-color flock (we already have two red stars, and they're close to buff colored), so they wouldn't be my first choice if you all tell me that they all have equally sweet personalities. BUT a calm, happy flock is my first priority, so if buffs are the mostest sweetestest, then buffs it will be! heck, maybe i should just plan on a red-palette-flock!