I have a mixed flock of chickens, mostly Buff Orpington and more recently I've gotten some EEs (they were sold as Americanas, but I know from researching on here that they are EEs). I have a very nice Buff Orpington roo whom we really like, but now I'm getting to have over 30 chickens and I don't think he can service that many hens. He is two now and is slowing down a bit. Yesterday I bought an EE cockerel and some pullets and I'd like to have HIM be my second rooster. Will they have to have their hens kept totally apart to tell whom is the daddy? Wouldn't the leg color be a tip off? I do have a way to keep them all apart except during free ranging time. Do I have to keep them enclosed when I'm trying to collect eggs if I wanted them to be either EE or BO purebreds? I will now have hens of both breeds and roos of both breeds too living in mixed flocks. And will green-leggedness be a way to tell who will lay green eggs and who will lay Buff Orpington color? I also have some RIR, Russian Orloff and a speckled sussex so I might have some real colorful EEs out of this new roo. Anyone have guidance for me on knowing what the offspring will look like and how to manage this? I will be raising them all as layers and the cockerels as meat. Or should I have chosen an araucana roo to do this? That is still do-able!