for my Olive Egger pen? I have 2 roosters...a Black Copper Maran and a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana...and I can't choose which one to use in my Olive Egger pen. I only want one of them because I've also got a really unique EE roo (that's a BWA X EE cross) that's going in the pen. The hens will include BCM, Ameraucana, and EEs. I had originally planned on putting both the Marans AND the Ameraucana rooster in the pen...but the Marans rooster just won't integrate with the smaller Ameraucana and EE roos. He's MUCH bigger and his hormones are well in force already. Now to add some factors to consider... 1) I live in Michigan...and it gets C-O-L-D!!! Winter hardiness is a big concern. 2) Since I'll be able to sell purebred hatching eggs from either of these breeds, desire and demand are key components. I want to keep the breed that will continue to rise (or at least maintain) popularity. 3) Egg production, even during the winter months, needs to be steady. 4) Aggression of any degree will not be tolerated. 5) There is a possibility that my Olive Egger flock will be free-ranged at some point. I need a good rooster to protect the flock rather than one that would rather lounge around the feeder in the coop. So come on folks...take the poll and help me choose! And please post your thoughts in regards to my concerns.