We are planning to start a farm in about 18 months. I'd like to get into showing large fowl as well, but have a few requirements and am hoping that y'all can help me narrow down my breeds. I've been in dogs for years but boyfriend is allergic so I'm switching to livestock. Plus, you know, less difficulty getting rid of what you don't want to keep. - Large fowl - Heavy enough that the culls are worth eating. - Good beginner breed in personality and attitude. - Lays enough. Doesn't have to be great layer, but enough. - Not terribly sensitive babies; easy keepers. - Suited to Michigan winters, adults unheated. - Color options. I don't need a LOT of color options, but I'd like more than just plain white. (Not a fan of Columbian either.) - I like heritage breeds of almost everything. We'll also be raising CX regularly, at least at first. We're also interested in turkey breeds that meet the above requirements as well.