Morning all, this is likely going to be a lengthy post, so please bear with me. First of all we are very new to chickens. So new that we don't in fact have any yet due in large part to an upcoming move from Hawaii back to Alabama. Now to my questions. I have read a bunch if things and think we have our selections narrowed down, but I am still left with a few points. What is the difference between a Plymouth Rock and a Barred Rock? Are Cochin's really as friendly as I read and do all Brahmas have the barred or speckled neck and butts? I know three different breeds there, but those are my likely choices, so any help you fine folks can provide would be hugely appreciated.