I have always kept a flock of assorted standards and want to get some more chicks. I love both my Light Brahma and my Hampshire hens and considered getting more but man are the talkers! I don't know if it's their individual quirks or a trait of their breeds.(They were both originally very handled children's pets) The Hamphshire just has to comment on everything (she's quite the conversationalist), but the Light Brahma makes a tremendous ruckus whenever she hears my partner's voice. She is amazingly loud. I would like to get a few more birds but don't want a chorus. Should I stick with my choice of an Austrolop, a Barred Rock and a Buff Orpington or can I risk a Hampshire or Brahma chick? I nearly died laughing when one web site called the Brahmas a quiet breed, this one could drowned out a siren!