I'm considering a few different beginner breeds. I live in city limits and we are only allowed 6 hens and 0 roos. I know for a fact I want Brahmas (I love those feathered legs) as my brown colored egg layers. But I also want good green/blue egg layers and Easter Eggers are supposed to be good for beginners, though their eggs can range in many colors. Possibly even leg horns for white eggs (for family memvers that are picky about egg color). As I want my flock varied slightly I don't want all 6 to just be one of those breeds. I also want some slightly more dual purposed breeds, I was considering Red Rangers for that and was wondering if anyone here had experience with that breed? I would also like a Bantam (for more of a pet, the eggs from this one I will likely use as part of my cat's raw diet I am planning out since he has food sensitivities and not human consumption). I know Brahmas come as bantams and would be over the moon with one of those. Though I have adored Malaysian Seramas since I found out about them. Do you think mixing such a small hen with larger breeds would be a bad idea? I wouldn't mind going all Bantam since I will be in city limits though Biggers birds are appealing as well. Either way I'm looking for good suggestions for white layers, brown layers, and green/blue layers? High production is not a major concern and average broodiness is appealing as well so I can just have the chicken raise any future hatching eggs instead of babysitting them myself. And any pros/cons of Red Rangers if people have experience with them. Also I live in Iowa where winters are usually nuts but was fairly mild this year and summers can be pretty warm. So something that does decent in both kinds of weather is nice. I'm still getting Brahma regardless as I just adore them and will just have to make sure they are comfortable during summer time.