So I just started my flock this past spring. I have 6 EE's, 4 Barred Rocks, 1 lemon orp, and 6 red stars with 1 Wyandotte rooster and 1 buff orp rooster. My plan next year is to hatch some eggs to see how the offspring fare. I know I probably will hatch more eggs from the barred rocks than the EE's, since they lay better. But so far (and they haven't started laying yet, since they're nearly two months younger than the rest of the flock...) the Red Stars are my FAVORITE so far as fitting into what I want out of a chicken and what fits into our setup. They are GREAT foragers, they are just cautious enough to hide and stay quiet when a threat is sensed (unlike the Rocks), but not so cautious that they rarely come out of the coop/run (like the EE's). And they're pretty But I remembered reading somewhere that they don't breed true, and now I can't find it... So do they? What would happen if they reproduce with one of my roos? Because assuming they lay as prolifically as they're supposed to, they're going to be the best of my flock.