This summer has been an adventure in raising my first flock of chickens (and one accidental roo). According to the 'rules of chicken space' I have room for 10-12 happy birds. Right now I have 6. In the spring I'd like to add a few more..... but which breeds.....???? My original plan was to pick breeds based on their egg colors. Well, my blue egg layer died at only a couple of weeks old. My green egg layer is either hasn't started laying yet or is laying brown eggs. My Sussexs and Wynadottes are laying eggs so close in color that I can't tell them apart. Oh well, they are still lovely little miracles every day. Here's a pict from a couple of months ago. I've got the red/chestnut with black and white speckles. I've got black and white lacing. I've got ... well, Candy looks like she's wearing tweed (between the two SLW). SO, giving up the colorful egg basket and striving for a colorful chicken yard - what breeds would you suggest? This is just for fun so make a suggestion - post some pictures - maybe even suggest a breeder in MD, VA, NC, TN that I could pick up a chick or 2 from.