Hi everyone, I've raised chickens for almost ten years, but my flock has always been mixed odds and ends. Due to being away at college, I'm down to my last 3 chickens. I thought it would be really cool to have my own flock to breed, grow, sell youngsters from, and help perfect. I don't show birds and don't really have an interest or time for that, but I do appreciate the importance of confirmation. I've done some research, but having never delved into the world of pure breeds, I still am ignorant on a lot of things. Are there any breeds recommended to fit? Here's a check list of my dream flock. Do you think some of the breeds I listed below would fit? -Rare or Heritage Breed- I feel since I would have a small flock (no more than 25 birds, though a lot more land for them to free range) I could help a breed grow healthy and strong. -No bantums -Good foragers, with alertness due to the fact I live in the middle of the woods Also, we got chickens originally to help keep our snake populations down. -Decent Egg Layers, but I'm willing to butcher excess roosters for meat, Medium-large eggs or better -Pretty to look at, maybe some variety or colors so I can tell apart individuals. -Occasionally broody (but there are other ways I could circumvent this problem) -Cold is more of a problem than heat Breeds that caught my eye so far: Are these reasonable? -Blue Andalusion -Campine -Cream Legbar- They autosex which is interesting to me... But can they be shown or anything like that by other people?) -Java -German Bielefelder -Swedish Flower Thank you!!!