So I've been wanting to get chickens for many years now and I'm getting very close to circling the target. I'd love to hear some suggestions for breeds that fit my desires and requirements - I bet you guys can give me leads I hadn't even thought about. I want a dual purpose breed. I want a medium/large size. I love color - I only want to get one breed to focus on so a breed that has a rainbow of colors that can intermix without discrimination. Docile. I'm currently incubating my own human and don't want jerks. I'm okay culling out the occasional jerk. (hence, dual purpose) Reasonably broody. I want roo's and expect chicks. Brown eggs preferred but I'm not as firm on that. I live in the pacific northwest so my climate is rainy but nothing extreme. Either temperature extremes are pretty uncommon and/or short lived. I was looking at BBS orpingtons but I stumbled into some websites for rare, heritage breeds and thought, hmm. I need to do more homework. I found swedish flower hens and the more I read, the more I like. But am open to other suggestions before I commit to purchase the eggs Thanks all!