I know keeping a Roo around as body guard to the girls is a good idea, but here is my question. I know that mainly it's preference, so I want to know your preference. Do you keep a rooster of one breed with hens of another breed? Obviously the Roo will do his thing, so that will end up with mixed bred chicks if I allow the hens to set rather than collect breakfast. Here is what I have: 1 RR cockerel 1 white leghorn/NH Red Cross cockerel Then for hens I have Black Australorps RR's EE's Golden Buffs of comets (whatever they are called in your region) Silver laced wyandottes So, what would you do. They are almost old enough to lay and mate.