What breed would you choose? Why? What are the merits of the breed you chose? Are they hardy, friendly, cute, or good producers? There are no wrong answers. I'd like to see your final decision to be one you came to with experience in the breed. I'd love to have FBCMs, but I don't have any now, so my experience is nil with the breed and therefore they are not my final choice. For ME, my choice would be.... the Barred Plymouth Rock. My reasons: Fantastic Layers Good Mothers (from MY Line) Beautiful Good meat on the extra cockerels FRIENDLY and CALM Never once had an aggressive male in this breed Wonderful foragers It's what my grandfather thinks of when you say "Heritage Chicken" Easy sells! Note: Please add a photo, so new people checking out this thread can relate your experience with something visual if you can!