Wellll....the good news is that I have 3 pullets, 2 OEGBs and a black Cochin. Corresponding BAD news is that I also have 3 roos to re-home. My ultimate goal is to have a small [6-8] BY flock of colorful bantam LAYERS [takes a lot of tiny eggs to make a dozen Grade AA XLs I would like another Cochin [for a real live brooder], a RIR [sadly, mine was a roo], and am really interested in the white faced black Spanish, BUT am finding mixed reviews on temperament, from "sweet, docile, bears confinement well" to "wild, flighty,mean, does not bear confinement". Does anyone have experience with this breed? How do they fair in a mixed and confined flock? And how much cold can they tolerate? I live in middle TN and we usually have fairly mild winters with maybe 32 or 3 snows that last a day, and temps in the low 30s BUT have also had ice storms, snow for a month and temps in the teens. Would also love recommendations on breeds. Must be banties. Which are the best layers, but are still cute/pretty/lovable? Which are the best moms? Looking forward to your replies!