My daughter has taken a serious interest in showing chickens. I have no problem getting her a nice show flock, but I need some advice before I go all chicken crazy! We have pretty much decided on Cochins, but now we are debating LF Cochins or Bantam Cochins. Pros/cons? We would like to get some nice hatching eggs and later buy some young stock from a reputable breeder. We cannot come to a decision as to the color we want to go with. I adore the Columbians, but they are pretty hard to find. She likes the Splashes, which seem to be easier to find. Is "splash" a color or a pattern? If anyone could give me some examples I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance! I'm sure I'll have more questions along the way!