Seriously considering getting a rooster to go with our pullets. We want one eventually anyway, but I'm thinking it might be easier to introduce one now to a flock of pullets than it would be to wait until next year when we have an already established flock of mature hens... I need something that will be decent around kids, so I'm thinking an Orpington of Brahma would be our best option. They will have a large run, won't be free ranging. Our flock will consist of 2 Orpingtons, 2 EEs, 1 Golden Comet and one black sexlink. May also be getting a brahma pullet, but not sure yet. I saw a 2yo splash Orpington on CL that sounded nice so emailed about him. Here's what she wrote about him. "He is friendly with caution. I guess it is hard to explain but i have to be honest. The only time he gives us a problem is when we are not paying attention to what we are doing. For example: he went after my leg when I stepped off the steps rite next to him and his hens. He is a good rooster. Really takes care of his hens. Keeps them in the yard and always has his eye on them. Will never take food from you without making sure his hens are fed yet. I really love this boy he has been a pet since he was hatched." Thoughts? I'll be going to a swap the end of the month, should I just wait and see what is available there? Or do you think he'd be a good fit?