I'm curious about two things: 1. What are some chicken breeds that are good about laying eggs even in the winter? I have heard that Speckled Sussex are among those to lay well into cold weather. 2. What are some breeds that tend to start laying earlier? I have heard the leghorns and red stars generally start laying at 18 weeks. I already have my chickens and whatnot, but I'm just curious if anyone knows of other breeds that fit into these categories.