Hi all, This is my first time raising chickens and I have no idea which breed to pick. I have chosen a few favorites but I would like some opinions. Im not looking for an all out egg layer, but I would like a few eggs a week. Bantam sized is ok. I want good pet chickens too, nothing aggressive. I cannot let them free range all day so they would have to be ok with staying in a run until I have time to let them play. I am looking for a breed that's not extremely noisy either. My town allows roosters, but they can't get out of control. (However, when you enter some areas of my town, you can hear rooster crows down the street) I might also like to show the birds sometimes. (When I'm not at a rabbit show!) Here is a list of the breeds I had in mind. I would probably be getting 5 or 6 birds. - Assorted bantams: I know that they are not the best layers, but they are good for show. Just not sure on the temperament of them. Ive heard that they're flighty, but Ive also heard good comments. I've also heard that they are quiet. - Easter Eggers: I know that they aren't show quality, but i heard they are pretty and have fun personalities. Are the roos noisy? (I know they're all noisy but I heard some are quieter than others) - Polish: Ive heard a lot of weird comments about these guys. Like they are stupid, non cold hearty, and other things, but they appeal to me for the show table. I also know someone who raises them and she loves them. They are her favorite breed. I also heard that the egg production isn't bad either. I don't think that they're as bad as people say. Anyone agree? Oh, and again, how are the roos? - Turkens: I love these guys, mainly because I have an obsession with hairless animals.(I know, call me a freak) Again, probably not the best show birds, but I've heard that they make excellent pets and decent layers. One more time, thoughts on the roos? Sorry for the complicated post, but I really want to have a good experience with chickens and I want to pick the perfect breed for me. If anyone could give me their thoughts on the listed breeds above, that would make my day. Normally I would get one of each, but hatcheries don't every seem to have everything that you want. California Hatchery did, until they sold out of Turkens! So, what breed is the best out of these and which would be the best choice for a quiet, friendly roo? Any feedback would be appreciated.