As for my favorite breeds, in the past years I've leaned toward rare chickens with interesting colors. Because I am limited on the number I can have in the city, I've spent more money for the luxuries like blue and green eggs, and fancy feathering. I love my araucanas, though they're funny birds and flighty! But I babied them as chicks so they all run to me and will sit in my lap. My Swedish flowers are the most interesting to look at, with their weird little crests and multicolored feathers, and finally my Isbars with their green eggs and brown flecks! Love how those eggs look, and they're great birds as well.
Other favorites; Buckeyes will catch mice! And they're sturdy and friendly and eager to be receiving attention. Lastly, I love my Dominique. Softest feathers of them all, and beautiful barred pattern. Also very sweet.