Hey everybody ^ ¬ ^ ~! Today I as thinking about chicken breeds and got the idea to ask all of you what your favorite breeds are and what you would recommend. I guess my birds are like a hobby/pets/family thing for me (I love my birds!) and my main focus is collecting pretty and odd birds. Eggs and meat aren't an issue, basically I want some "Lawn eye candy" to scratch around my place, I absolutely love unique breeds. Also I say "first" flock because I don't consider my 5 birds a flock… yet XD I mean more around 20+ (don't get me in this chicken math because that never stays a clean 25 or 50.) I won't be buying these birds for a while as we are in the process of moving back out to the country, but I'd like to start a list. When it comes to actually buying, I may buy eggs or hatchery chicks. Preferably eggs as I like to hatch them myself. They always seem to end up tamer when I do anyways. So far I have two Shamo, an EE, an OEGB mix (she's oegb in looks, color, and stature but someone in her genetic line wasn't and she has a pea comb) and a shiny new BO. Apparently I have some extremes going on here already though, O-shamo and OEGB, but my two birds are really close and get along well so it doesn't matter I guess. OKAY peoples!~ So hit me with your favorites! Of the breeds I already know I want are some dark egg layers (Marans maybe?) silkies, and other ornamentals. When I make my coop, I'm doing a rotation style fenced in yard (maybe into 4's?) and possibly a divided coop so that I may separate them if I ever need to.