I am planning ahead for the spring! I am getting some chickens that lay green/blue eggs. I dunno if I'm going to get ameraucanas or easter eggers yet- I just know I don't want olive eggers. Coloring of the bird doesn't much matter, but I'd really like the reddish buff color with a bit of black around the neck feathers. I also like the wheaten coloring, but not so wild about the blues. As long as they don't look too much like my other birds, I don't much care. I also want a chicken that lays a dark brown egg. I was hoping for a bird that would be a nice contrast to my current breeds that are listed in my sig. I'm looking for a rainbow for the eye for both birds and eggs. Since welsummers look a bit like my brown leghorns, that leaves me with Marans and Barnevelders, right? I live in a cold climate, and have lots of free range space with tree cover and grass. I am not interested in breeding, and would rather have breeds that are less broody in general, but also one that is less aloof than a leghorn. I plan on ordering day-old females to arrive in March or April. So what do you think?