Thank you ALL for the kind words and guidance!!
Hmmm, we are still thinking about what breed to get. Karen wants brown eggs for sure because she said they taste better. I haven't done a taste test yet to verify that. Me personally, I do like to see a variety of sizes and colors of eggs but I realize we need to consider more than that in our selection of what types to get. I just have to figure out what factors are most important to the health of the flock. Right now I have no idea.
Ray & Karen.