I want to add a new hen to my flock so I have been locking through all of the breeds. I want a hen that will lay white eggs and thats not your typical looking chicken. Most importantly I want a breed that is locally available from a breeder. I know of a polish breeder, a appenzeller spitzhauben, and a near by leghorn breeder. I know that leghorns will lay a ton of eggs which i would love, but they don't have the unusual looks. I love the top hat on the polishes but how is their laying? Ive read on some places that they are good layers and some places say they are very poor layers. Do most poultry shows have a sales barn? Ive only been to one show and it had a very large sales section, but by the time I was done looking everything was sold out I really love those hamburgs and I guess I could wait till april until the next show So, do most poultry shows have a large section of birds available? And what are your experiences with polishes and their laying?