Okay My mother is letting me get a chicken or two of my own that will NOT be killed for food! I have narrowed my choicees down to these 7: Blue Laced Red Wynadotte, Golden Sebright, Silver Laced Wynadotte, Speckled Sussex, Red Star, Black Star, Columbian Wyandottes! I am doing lots of research on these but i can't find very much information from people who have had first hand expeirence so I thought i'd ask the BYC crew! I need a Chicken that will still lay in cold or hot weather, 1 that will lay a good size egg, and because this chicken will be a "pet" (LOL) chicken I want it to be beautiful too!!! So HELP!!! Any elderly advice from long time chicken owners??!!!