Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!
We have quite the assortment of breeds, in part because of the colors of birds and eggs we get as a result. Our silver laced, Wynonna, was killed by a fox this spring and my kids miss her dearly. Hopefully we will get another one soon. We still have a Black Australorp, Ebony. I know many BYCers love their Australorps, but in my case, the one I ended up with does not have much personality and is rather standoffish. Given the positive feedback most BYCers give their Australorps, I think mine may be an exception to the norm. All are certainly good layers (except for right now when the combination of molting and limited daylight greatly impacts their rate of lay).