I'm still deciding on where to obtain my first chickens. Hatchery birds apparently lay better than birds bred for standard (at least that's what I'm reading). I'm guessing this is similar to what happened to hybrid roses (pretty ones have no smell) and red delicious apples (beautiful, but no flavor). I want eggs AND nice birds. Is there a medium ground here. Murray McMurray is only 20 minutes from me but I've heard mixed reviews. This hatchery would be extremly convenient though as I could pick the birds up rather than having them shipped. But again, I want birds that look like their breed. Any insights will be greatly appreciated.