In the little bit of chicken reading I've done (excluding this thread, of course...and btw, I'm up to page 207 or so...kind of got a little lost during the whole electrical engineering part...not my thing...lol) Anyways... In the little bit of chicken reading I've done, I've come to be quite attracted to those black copper marans! Who wouldn't love a chocolate colored egg?!? Hubby says, as long as the inside of the egg is regular colored (LOL), he's game. Which means he's NOT game for a silkie...because the inside of the silkie isn't "regular". I really want a polish...you know, for the humor aspect. Mostly, we're just looking to have a couple of hens for our own egg use. Though I can definitely see how this could get out of hand. Edit: Page 215! Guess I read further during quiet reading than I had thought! Gotta love summer schedule!