Hi there. I'm going to be starting my own small mixed flock of 3 or 4, and I would like an Ameraucana. I have some questions, though. 1. How much do female Ameraucana chicks usually cost? 2. Are there any reputable breeders around the New Orleans/Gulf area? 3. Do you recommend the breed for a beginner? 4. Is an Ameraucana really all that much better than an easter egger if I simply want a well-tempered bird that lays a blue egg? Thanks!