My wife and I are wanting to get some egg layers, and we somehow decided on 5 as a good number. The one must is the eggs have to be 'large'. It's just too hard to adjust recipes for small or jumbo sized eggs. We definitely want an araucana as one. After doing tons of reading and research, I want a red sexlink / red star as another, since they are such good consistent layers. The buff orpington is another I want, but I fear broodiness, but feel they can be great layers as long as that doesn't happen. The last two I am interested in are a maran and a welsummer. I really like the look of them both - as long as the maran isn't cuckoo... not sure why, I just don't like the look of those. but I love the egg colors of them. So I ended up thinking that one of each is what I would do. But is one of each a good idea? Am I going to have to worry about breeds not getting along, or any silliness like that?