Please let me know if this should go in "baby chicks" or some other forum. I found a place that's selling RIR's Ameraucanas, Austrolopes, Barred Rocks, and New Hampshires. (I'm thinking they're selling EE's as ameraucanas.) I'm trying to research all those different types here as I'm really new at this. I was wondering, first reaction, which would make the best family/kid friendly/pets and also be decent egg layers. also, do these kinds seem to mix and match well or is there a type that maybe shouldn't be with others. I was hoping for Buff Orps too. I realize, as with any other type animals, breed is no solid indication of temperment and that can be all over th board.