I plan on getting chickens this coming spring. I am building a 9'x10'x8' run with a modified rabit hutch as a coup. I live in southern california and live in a condo with MANY neighbors. My back yard where the coup will be is ALL cement with a 10 foot wall of creeping fig on it. I was wondering what breed might be good for a small coup, and not noisy, egg production is not very important but very interesting, I was thinking about brahma's ( standard or bantam??? where i'm ordering is only selling bantam to my knowledge )[www.mypetchicken.com] I also really really like cochins and silkies but I am afraid of them being really nasty and dirty ( I understand I can bather them and some do a good job of bathing themselves but at our local street fair the silkies in the petting zoo are disgusting... well the whole petting zoo is disgusting.) I'm torn between breeds and bantam or standard. Advice please?!