I just have to brag. I will post pictures later. My birds are not any single breed. I got several diffrent breeds then let them breed. I treat them much like I do my organic garden. I only keep the high performing ones for the organic free range minimal care range. I don't let them suffer or die from illness if I can help it. I do treat injuries and illnesses. BUT all I can say is a pure breed doesn't do me any good if they can't handle foraging (along with free choice supliments in their coup) very hot days and cool winters with no added heat in their well insulated coup. Some people have turned their noses up at my Heinze 57 birds but they are hardier, excellent at hiding from predators, they are calm dispositioned, lay well, are heavy with nice yellow flesh, seem resistant to parasites and disease, and have an excellent feed=egg ratio. And boy are they pretty! A rainbow of colors and patterns. Oh and One of the roosters once took on a fox to save a hen. I interviened before the fox could kill him, but after that he became my prized boy and gets to be the one with free choice of the girls. He is an impressive multi colored bird with a rainbow hue of iridescent blues greens and purples. There are two other roosters, his son who looks and acts like him, and one that someone gave me that is unsuualy pretty and hardy, whom I let mingle with the girls as well. (strangly the boys don't really squabble, the head rooster keeps them in line) I wouldn't trade these birds for the world. I know people have their favorite breeds but these birds are perfect in my eyes.