I'm getting my chick order for next spring ready. The earliest I can order is January 1 - it's as bad as waiting for the seed catalogs to arrive . I am thinking of these breeds - Black Australorp, partridge Chantecler, Ameraucana and Barnvelder for a combination of 12 in total. What do you think, would this combination work for a near beginner who wants to have some diversity in a small flock? High egg production isn't a terribly high priority, chickens that are adaptable to cold and are somewhat easy to care for is important. I'd prefer moderately non-aggressive after all this is a hobby and done for pleasure. Any opinions would be appreciated.