I know I want ayam cemanis. They're too pretty to pass up! I'd have to hatch them from eggs, they're too expensive otherwise. If I want one roo and at least two hens, how many eggs would I want to get? I doubt I'd have much trouble finding homes for extra roos, they're just too pretty. Would 10 eggs work out? I'm thinking that would mean about 6 chicks would hatch, so my chances of getting at least 2 hens and 1 rooster are pretty good. Also, what breeds would be good to keep with ayams? I'd want them to be docile breeds, not pushy with other chickens, with eggs that are distinct from the ayams'. I'd also prefer them to lay eggs more slowly, so they'll live longer, and I'd like at least a couple that might be outright cuddly with humans. The rest, I just want to not bully the ayams or each other. What about brahmas? They're friendly, and they lay a reasonable number of light brown eggs. Ameraucanas are good with other chickens, right? What are sussex and olive eggers like? I've read that Marans roosters can be mean, but what about the hens? What are Polish hens like if you keep their crest trimmed back enough that they can see? They're beautiful birds, but I wouldn't feel right letting them walk around mostly blind, I'd have to keep the inconvenient bits of the crest trimmed.