Tomorrow I am going to pick up a few chicks and a lady that has Plymouth Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Silver Laced Cochins, and Blue Andalusians, these are all breeds that I have not owned yet. I was hoping everyone would be able to point out the main differences and help me compare them all. I just love the look of the BA and that is why I am drawn to them. As far as egg production it really doesn't matter. They will be going in a coop with 6 other hens (GLW, SLW, Black Australorp, EE).