I am an extremely newbie to chickens. I have ducks, but wanted an egg producer that also liked to be held and was docile. I bought a cockrel & pullet at the Raleigh State Fair (Wyandotte breed) and they are wonderful. Born in May 2012. They won 2nd place in their breed/age. I would like to keep different friendly egg laying breeds that are show quality, as I am interested in the potential of showing eventually. Can I buy quality chicks from Meyer Hatchery or another known hatchery, or do I need to try and find a breeder in NC/SC for the breeds I am interested in having? I know I need more hens for the rooster, and I know I need to keep the breeds seperate if I plan to hatch show chickens. Any suggestions are welcome - also anyone who can name some other docile egg laying breeds. I love that I can just sit with the ones I have on my lap like a dog would!