I live in the city, and already have more chickens than I am supposed to (shhh - I got bantams and sold the roos, but had a really good female to male ratio and ended up with way more females than I expected - no one has cared yet - and I even got the licence like I was supposed to...) But needless to say I won't be able to buy more chooks until they either all die or til we move out of the city. But I still like thinking sometimes about all the cool breeds I would have if I could just magically have my ideal flock. My ideal would have a mix of nice big hens of several breeds, and a bunch of my favorite bantams. Breeds I have had in the past and I know I would want: Big girl flock: EEs Speckled Sussex (would love some Coronation Sussex someday too) Barred Rock Black Australorp Brahmas Salmon Favorelle Polish Some type of Rhode Island/New Hampshire/Production Red Bantams: Every color of d'Uccle in existence Variety of Dutch Pyncheon d'Anver Pekin Silkies Breeds I have never had that I would give a try in my ideal flock to see how I like them: Basque Hen Houdan Brabanter Buckeye Blue breda Swedish Flower Hen Nankin bantam Olandsk dwarf Spithauben Japanese bantams Modern and OE Game bantams Sultan Golden Campine Yokohama Sumatra Russian Orloffs Black Copper Maran Norwegian Jaerhon Icelandic For me the deciding factor is always personality, so some of these breeds I might not like after I have tried them - but it's still fun to think about! What would your ideal flock look like?