My husband said I could have 6 different breeds and 4 of each. I (we) have decided on Silver-laced Wyandottes (his favorite), Golden-laced Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds (my Mom's favorite), Blue Orphingtons (I like the color) and Ameraucanas (my husband says the blue eggs taste better - not really but they are a fun color). So that leaves me with the last breed. I have narrowed it down to 1. Welsummer 2. Chantecler 3. Plymouth Rocks 4. Marans I keep my flock for eggs, fun watching them and then possibly meat when they stop laying. If anyone has any suggestions or good/bad experiences with these breeds, please let me know. I have had the first 3 and like all of them, that is why it is hard to decide which one to pick. Thank you for your help!