Hi..... So many times people ask: What breed is best for backyard flocks? Or similar questions. I would love to see real information on real qualities of different breeds... (all in one place).... As I try to decide what breeds to aquire for my flock, I wish I knew more about which breeds offer which qualities, such as... Breed that is: Most heat tolerant (not cold tolerant) All weather tolerant - hardy in all weather Cold tolerant (not heat tolerant) Frail... vs. Hardy... Economical, less feed for more eggs... Quietest breed... Noisiest breed.... Lays Largest Eggs... Lays Smallest Eggs.... Lays prettiest eggs.... Lays most eggs... Lays least eggs... Aggressive? Flighty? Etc.. so that I could, anyone could look up a breed or traits and find info such as... Barred Rock -- Hardy in all weather, good layers of extra large eggs... 5 per week average, hens tend to be quiet, roosters are "average", not excessively loud or unusually quiet. Hens never go broody, normally. "Beige eggs". Roosters are large and will cause bare backs on hens in his flock. Not an aggressive breed. Roosters are excellent flock leaders, breeders, providers and good protectors. Heavy, dual purpose breed. Not flighty, not overly friendly but tolerate people well. I don't know how economical they are... It seems we get some information here, and some there, but not all about any one breed in any one place. And, I think that when someone asks "what breed is best for backyard flocks?", they often want a breed that is quiet, economical, a good layer, not flighty -- tolerates confinement, good for whatever their climate is where they are located, size of eggs may or may not matter to them, etc. Might be good to have a rating system in filterable qualities... such as Aggressive: 1 of 5 stars = least aggressive, or Large Eggs: 4 of 5 stars = Extra Large. Noise level hens: .......... Noise level roosters: ............. Well.. if anyone has a link or source for more filtered and detailed info than MyPetChicken has on their site, please... thank you.