I'm about to order some chicks (about 8 or so, straight run) from a local farm. They have Welsummer, Marans, Delaware & Ameraucanas available. My main concerns are overall health, personality and beautiful eggs. I currently have a small flock of 5 hens (speckled sussex, bantam mutt, white rock & 2 red sex links) and one sebright-mix bantam rooster. I'd like to add some color and variety to my egg basket and I have small children who like to help with the chickens. Out of the four breeds listed above, are there any you would especially recommend or NOT recommend? The white rock & red sex links I have now are very friendly but not very intelligent and often peck at the kids clothing and hands thinking they might be edible (they are also hatchery stock purchased from a local feed store, which might explain this trait). My other chickens are a bit smarter and I'd prefer a 'smarter' chicken over a 'dumb and friendly' chicken.