How bout some Swedish Flower Hens? I should have some hatching eggs in the spring. And they are very curious, enjoyable personalities! They come in a wide variety of colors and they are really "yard candy" :D
Here are 2 of my new girls that will be laying for spring:
And my older girl...Queen Emma...
They are absolutely beautiful. Queen Emma is my favorite.
Alas, I think you are too far away. I am as south as south gets and still in Indiana.