I'm planning to order my first chicks from Meyer this spring, and after much agonizing I think we'll get bantams, mostly because we can have 6 of those instead of 3 standards, plus they're a more manageable size for my first-grader, whose homeschool project this is. My question: which bantams are the best layers? DH really wants eggs out of this experiment, so I'm hoping we'll get the equivalent of a dozen standard eggs a week (maybe 1 1/2 or 2 dozen banty eggs?). Is this realistic? Which breeds should we be considering? I was thinking of Buff Brahma bantams and White Wyandotte bantams, but if anyone knows who the best producers are I'd appreciate it! If it matters, we live in Virginia (gardening zone 7). I've checked the Henderson chart, but I think the info. there is about standard breeds, and I wasn't sure if the same traits applied to the bantam varieties.... Also if you have an opinion about Meyer's bantams I'd love to hear that too!