I recommend Modern Game Bantams. They're much easier to prepare for show than Silkies as they are close feathered & clean legged. As a judge I've had the opportunity to handle pretty much every breed & variety there is, none are easier to handle than Moderns. They're a very small bird so easier for small hands to control. Also they seem to be natural pets. Most of the time they walk out of the cage & into my hand when I'm judging. Their unusual appearance makes them stand out as well. I've raised Modern Game Bantams in the past & found them to be hardy & easy to raise. Again they're very small so they don't need a lot of space & they don't require a lot of feed.