As beautiful as the Wellies are, as entertaining as the Javas are... in the future, I'm going all Wyandottes. Between the fighting with Rooster's frostbite (which is a real shame, because he used to be so handsome, and he really is well-behaved), the Javas taking their sweet time to start laying, and the one laying Wellie only laying about twice a week (and hating my guts for some reason), while the Wyandottes blast on by everyone with an egg a day with the occasional skip, it just makes sense. I'm going to acquire some gold-laced and some BLR, if I can find them, and I'll have a nice assortment of colors, plus the cold-hardiness, and (hopefully) the personable attitude. Maybe it's fate. I do have the tiniest bit of Wyandotte blood in me myself -- the people, not the chicken! Don't get the wrong idea!