I have 4 pullets (three 8 weeks & one 2 week old) and 7 guinea keets and am aiming towards ending up with 6 or 7 hens plus or minus guineas depending on how this first year goes. I currently have a barred rock, buff orpington, feed store "Ameraucana", and a brahma. I'd like to stick with larger sized (to deter the cats from being interested) and docile. They don't need to be great layers. Plus for it being breed that's a little more desirable in the event that I want to breed in the future. It needs to be cold-hardy, but not so much that it can't handle a 95 degree summer day. I'd prefer it not be stupid when it comes to predators if that's even an option. I like the birds I have now - love the brahma and am inclined to go that route - partridge would be nice, but wanted to consider other options in the event that I run across something (Um...going to a chicken swap this weekend. ) They will be primarily in a coop/large run unless someone is home and out with them. Suggestions?