Hi congratulations on getting chickens! There are so many simply wonderful breeds available! just to get a very good example of breeds and their characters I suggest going online to Meyer hatchery. They have actual photos of LOTS AN LOTS of breeds! also they give reviews and explain personality. If you are looking for a EXCELLENT layer and beautiful bird I suggest the Barred plymouth Rock be added to your flock! They give large brown eggs and are smart friendly and docile. If you also want a colorful egg basket you might consider getting a Easter Egger. If you want a dark "chocolate" egg you might consider a Maran. all mentioned above are cold hardy. why don't you take a look at Meyer hatchery online and see the many breeds. it also shows the chick and eggs from that specific breed.This will give you a good chance to view the brown egg layers, white egg layers, Rare breeds, and Bantams (smaller version of the larger birds) I suggest this website because it has great pictures and some of the best online representations of different breeds. I hope this helps! which coop are you getting?? How many chicks are you wanting? Your going to love having chickens!♡♡♡ it's so much fun!!