Hello everyone. I am a new member. I just got a new flock of chicks after being without chickens for many years. My experience previous has been with egg production breeds like white leghorns but thus time I decided to go with the dual purpose brown egg breeds. I think they will fare better in my cold climate, be attractive in the barnyard, and give my family organic meat (eventually) as well as eggs. I am looking forward to meeting you all and learning more about my new chickens. My pullets so far are two of each Light Brahma, Dark Brahma, Buff Orpington, Dominique, Delaware, Black Australorp. I am hoping to pick up a couple of Silver Laced Wynadottes tomorrow when they arrive at my local ranch store. Can anyone recommend a rooster variety that would complement my hens, be friendly to human caretakers and each other? I think I will need two in order to keep my hens fertile and happy. I do not want any, or as little as possible, fighting going on in the barnyard. I also want the resulting second generation chicks to be acceptable and comparative quality meat and egg birds. Thank you.