Beautiful birds! I am a complete newbie here, trying to decide whether to buy 5 (the maximum allowed in my town) Black Australorps, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes, or maybe 5 Ameracaunas. I want beautiful hens with a high egg laying capability, acceptable as an eating/meat bird when they are done laying, social and friendly and easy to keep.
In the reading I've done I keep seeing that Ameracaunas are great chickens, hardy, good layers, and really pretty. I can admit that I am very excited about getting those blue-green eggs, too. Are there other reasons you think I should go with Ameracaunas as my final choice? This looks like the right place to discuss the qualities and negatives of that breed!