Are Orps a better breed than Cochins? I have noticed that Orps (all colors) seem to be a big hit with people on BYC. A few have Cochins, but they don't seem nearly as popular, specially the standard ones. Since May I have gotten quite a variety of breeds and found Cochins to be my favorite so far. I have not yet been able to purchase any Orp eggs or chicks, so I am wondering if I am missing out on something. I currently have Buff, White, GL and Blue Cochins and have ordered 4 other colors and am hoping to get eggs to hatch 2 additional colors. But now I am wondering if the chicken I let become my favorite, isn't the best all around choice? Is it just a personal preference? Or not liking feathered feet? Do Orps lay better/longer/more consistently? Are they friendlier? Is one breed hardier than the other? Just curious if there were specific reasons why people choose Orps over Cochins? I love the big fluffy Cochin, but I also want a good egg layer and possible food source if need be.