I have a mixed flock, and I'm not interested in keeping breeds pure. I prefer to crossbreed and see what will come out. It is my long-range goal to have a flock that lays multi-colored eggs,forages well, broods their own chicks, makes a nice table bird, and is suited to my locality. A land race of sorts, if you will. I'd like to add the Partridge color in at some point, as well as the blue egg gene. I have a BR roo, and his son by my Speckled Sussex. I also have four Buff Orps, three RIRs, two Australorps, Pearl White Leghorn, Speckled Sussex, Cuckoo Marans, Barred Rock, and two BR x Sussex hens. I've seen a lot of posts about BO x BR cross, but what would happen with the reverse? (BR x BO) My first though is to put the BR roo over the BO, and the BR x SS roo over the reds. Any thoughts? These are the F1 BR x SS pullets and cockerel.