We have decided to pursue Orpingtons but via the bantam route instead. They are still great layers of only slightly smaller eggs then our standard flock, but can live happily in a smaller tractor rather then their own barn with huge run attached. We will have two colors of bantam orpingtons - blue/black/splash and CHOCOLATE! We are very excited about the chocolate orpingtons. They are friendly, beautiful and oh-so-fluffy! We just love them. We also have a growing flock of Crested Cream Legbars. These little beauties lay powder blue eggs, are sight sexable at hatch, and are really neat colored birds!
Anyways enough about the changes, looking forward to 2014!