I'm looking for 2 or 3 breeds to add to my flock this spring and I think I've narrowed it down to Speckled Sussex and Black Australorps. The 2 big things I'm looking for are very good layers and very cold hardy breeds (I'm in Vermont). I don't have any experience with either of these 2 breeds but on paper they seem like good choices. I was wondering what people who have experience with either of these 2 breeds think. Thanks!