We've got 3 Orpingtons, 2 EEs (hoping they are pullets...we'll see ). In spring, we're looking to get Black Australorps, Welsummers, and Partridge Wyandottes. Our primary concern is overall "fun" and the flock has to be able to bear confinement well (we've got a coop and a fairly decent sized run, but no free range just yet). Has to be friendly with kids. I'm told Australorps are stunning in the sunlight, and lay pretty dang well. HOw do they compare with Black Sex links? Any pros or cons? I think I like the Australorp, but I also really like to get max egg production.