I'm looking for show or near show quality barred rocks or silver laced or colombians. My great grandmother had barred rocks and I came to love them. I'm looking at a small dual purpose flock, considering showing so I don't want to start with utility birds, looking for at least a step up. If I can't find a good group of quality in rocks, I'd like to look into orpingtons. I'd like to keep show options open so where to find good birds to start with is key. I don't think I've got enough chicken savvy to try to take utility/production stock up to show quality. I'd be over stepping my know-how. I'm not in a screaming hurry, the coop is still four walls and no detail at this point.