There's an article in the Learning Center titled (I think) "Pickin' the Right Frickin' Chicken", that would be one place to start. There are also breed reviews you can look at here on BYC. Then there are the members on your state thread that might have some advice (just type your state name in the search box to find your state thread).
Just keep in mind, breed characteristics are generalities and each bird will have it's own personality which may or may not match those generalities.
Have fun with the planning, ask questions, and good luck to you!