I am planning for my first flock this spring. After reading a ton on this site I have seen repeatedly that some of the chicks from hatcheries are not necessarily true to the breed standards. I will be gettting my chicks from Meyer Hatchery as they are close enough for pick up rather than shipping. I am interested in getting a variety, but want docile, friendly, easily handled birds for my first experience. I am very interested in the "heritage" breeds too. I plan on starting with only pullets. My current list of possibilities: Dominique, Delaware, Buckeye, EE, Orpington Buff, Welsummer, Brahma, Australorp. Can anyone share their experience on these breeds from Meyer? Or is there another breed I should consider from this hatchery? There is so much information it is all pretty overwhelming! I have spent HOURS on this site!