Hi there Poultch, thanks for your kind words about the ladies they may oblige with an egg or 2 in your direction, your advice on a strategy will definately have its place.
I was on here with a few quick times last year, and as you do never got round furthering the matter till now.

Also i have since had an offer for reasonably sized wyandotte patridge roosters from the south island, with solid black chests and broken chests for the appropriate mating, do you think one of them may come in handy mated with the lighter of the 2 big pullets?. Getting the chap up will be the tricky thing tho. There are also could be some eggs from patridge plymouth rocks, and wyandotte rock cross eggs. But i was told the size of these birds is average, but colouring is good.
Cheers