I have decided to do day old chicks special ordered from Mt Health through Tractor Supply company. I am going to get 4 pullets. My choices are :Araucana, buff orpington, hubbard golden comet(similar to production red, right?), silver laced wyandotte, or a partridge rock. I am looking to get some winter hardy(Detroit, MI area), good egg laying, pretty, maybe dual purpose breeds that will make for a handsome small flock. I surrender to your knowledge.