I *finally* caught my mom looking at chicken breeds online--I've been trying to convince her to get a couple of hens for a while now. (I can't have them at my place!) She's trying to line up a guy to build her a fantastic coop (she says if she's going to do this, she wants an amazing coop). She asked about red stars--I saw them on Murray McMurray, don't know anything else about them. She wants a breed that will lay, and something relatively docile. It will be a small backyard coop with 2-3 hens. Over the years, we had chickens on the farm on and off and are familiar with some breeds. (For instance, we ruled out many bantam breeds for her!) Is this a cross-bred, would something like a RIR be similar? The barred rocks I can get from a family member raising them.