I am new to chicken-raising, and due to some unfortunate events, we have lost (or killed and eaten) 7/12 of our first flock of chickens. We are now left with 4 RIR pullets and 1 unknown rooster, all six months old. We will be ordering six more chickens from Murray McMurray. We live in Massachusetts, so we are going to get winter-hardy birds. (Barred Rocks and Wyandottes). Now to my question: is there a behavioral difference between Golden Laced Wyandottes and Silver Laced ones? I am one of three kids, both my sisters are under 10, so we need a docile and friendly breed of hen. Which one should I pick?