Been lurking and researching for some time now (mostly in the coop designs forum); finally registered myself on byc Just started researching the breed forum and there's just so much info and opinions out there. So. Just tell me what I want based on the following: Live in the city of San Francisco, in a single family house. Moderate climate. Have a nice big back yard, with neighbors on all three sides. Chickens will be in a coop with run mainly; can free range on weekends when we're around. Told neighbor to the right about my plan to get some "really expensive and exotic laying hens, that cost thousands of dollars" - He told me, "You mean chickens?" And went on to give me the impression that he wouldn't be all too pleased if I followed through with the idea. Want "pretty" or exotic looking birds. Want three max (for now ;-) So, that's a long way of asking what're pretty looking, ideal breeds to keep as true 'city chickens'?