So come spring I have decided to hatch out some babies to grow out to replace my mixed layer flock. All of my layers are who I started out with from the feed store ( Ideal hatchery stock). I originally wanted to add a roo so if I needed replacements I could hatch fertile eggs, but then decided I would much rather breed purebred chicks than mutts that I would not know what to expect out of the eggs. So I live in PA so cold hardy is a must. I want lots of eggs, will probably process the extra roos, so dual purpose is a plus. I also would like a bird that is not monsterous in size since our nest boxes are build for out hatchery birds so are not huge. I would like friendly birds and prefer light brown eggs. I may sell extra hatching eggs so popularity is important to me as well. Some breeds I was considering were: -Heratige Delawares -Heratige Barred Rocks -Silver Penciled Rocks -Lavender Orps (may be too big) -Coronation Sussex (may be too big) I also really like wyandottes in BLR or SL but have heard they are meanies. Any input or advice on a breed would be appreciated!