I'm picking up 2 Araucanas chicks tomorrow to shove under my broody Black Australorp (and hopefully convince her that they're her babies -- since all her eggs were bad). I currently have 5 BAs, 4 Golden Buffs (a hybrid breed from Meyer) and one 3-week old Ameraucana. I chose Araucanas because I love the multi-colored eggs and I've heard they're really sweet birds. Plus, I think they're really beautiful. My question is about how they will interact with my other breeds. I've read recently that Araucanas are very timid and submissive. To be honest, my Golden Buffs are big bullies. Will this be a recipe for disaster? Will the Araucanas hold their own, or are they better with only their own kind?