My first attempt at using a broody to keep the flock going is not off to a good start. So I have been thinking if I need to buy more birds, what type shall I pick? I am interested in somethong that forages, lays 4+ eggs a week, is personable, makes a good mama, and has some mesure of self defence (quick or camo, something). Top runners at this time are black australorps and dominiques. Of the birds we have now I like my sex links the best for personality although they aren't all that pretty. My son loves his bar rocks. My original pick was anconas--how do they stack up? Since there is thrift in quantities, I want to avoid getting one of everything!