I bought Buckeye and Wyandotte from Duane Urch at the same time. April 8 hatch date. total of ten Australorp (BA). I am after a source of food for the family and tick control, not showing. I looked at the breed descriptions and went with what I thought would be the most fun of the backyard dual purpose chickens and free range. I had placed an order with Cackle Hatchery before finding this web site so I have 49 more chicks arriving next Tuesday. I want to be able to raise chicks without electricity so I ordered birds that would go broody and if they don't I have 15 silkies in the Cackle order. The Cackle order has BA, Jersey Giant, Brahma, Orpington. silkie, and old English game bantam(for ticks and I don't know if I will be able to keep the roosters). So far I am inclined to have the BA as the main part of my flock, will modify that decision if the Cackle chicks outperform the Urch flock. The Buckeye breed is the most friendly with BA second.