Hello, I am still trying to decide what breed to get. I am new to the whole chicken thing. Which breed do you think I should get? The Australorp or the Barnevelder? I live in New Mexico so it gets cold but it also gets VERY hot!! Thanks for your help, Coco Rae P.S. Also I would like to get the breed that is most snuggly. I don't really want a shy chicken. Thanks again.