Apperantly posting at midnight isn't a good time for responses, I got one but I was hoping maybe more of you out there have some ideas? I have a small flock of 9 birds, 6 Golden Comets and 3 Black Stars. My parents wanted me to start easy so I did. I love my babies, but next spring I want to add some beauty to the flock. I've done quite a bit of research and have decided to get some Black Sumatras, Dutch Bantams, and Japanese Bantams. I chose these breeds because (with the exception of the shy Sumatras) all of them are quite firendly. The downfall to the bantams is that I'm not sure they can hold up through Iowa winters (-20F for days at times). I want flashy yet friendly bantams that can also make it through cold winters. Any ideas? I'm more into the sleek kind of look as opposed to the fat (no offense) kind of look, although I do kind of like the look of Brahma Bantams. Any ideas for bantams or tips on helping the fragile ones through the winter? Thank you!!!!! Thank you!!!!! Thank you!!!!!