We currently have 4 hens we raised in the spring (2 EE & 2 GLW). All healthy, friendly chickens. My daughter (age 8) is dying for some "funky feathered" chickens - meaning cochin, silkie, or something along those lines. I've been reading about a lot of them and it seems that Silkie's have issues roosts & ladders (which would be an problem for us). We've seen the Mille Fleur's which are awfully cute. I'm hoping to get 2 chicks in the spring but was wondering if people had opinions on friendliness, cuteness, hardiness, personalities, etc? We're in a moderate temperature zone so they don't have to be super cold hardy (Tennessee). So what are our choices, and why? What's YOUR favorite?