Good Morning All! I am picking up some new chickens from a local rancher, here's my problem.... I have a RIR Roo named Ronnie, he is beautiful and a very good flock protector, but a JERK to my seven year old. I have 12 RIR hens. The Roo and 3 hens I am considering getting are BO. They are 9 months old and the Roo is supposed to be very tame and good with children. When all is said and done I am going to put a few of my hens in the freezer with one of these two roos. Now.... I'd like opinions as to which cross would be better? The RIR Roo and BO Hens, or The BO Roo and RIR Hens. I know either way I will get some chicks that are purebred, but as for production and attitude I don't know what to do. I could hatch out some of the eggs that I am currently getting and hope for a better tempered RIR Roo but RIR are notorious for being aggressive. The one we have was handraised by my children and still thinks he's allowed to be the devil. Anyone have an opinion or educated guess for me?? Side Note, I have a 6 month old Ameracauna Roo as well, but he's a flyer and flies up and lands on my shoulder every time I walk into the pen and it's annoying. If I keep HIM, I will have all mutts.