Hello BYC, I'm new to the chicken world, and well, I'm having a lot of trouble picking a breed. I need a chicken that is both a great layer and a decent meat bird. It definitely needs to be winter hardy; I'm moving to Alaska soon, and well, that says it all, lol. Anyway, the broodiness of the breed is a definite plus, as well as it being docile. How the chicken looks doesn't matter to me, though is still a plus, and the color of the egg, I prefer brown, but if it's a good breed I would make an exception. I think that's about it, if I missed anything let me know, and thanks for the help.