Hello. I hadn't planned on adding to my teeny, tiny flock of three Wyandottes till next spring, but now I'm thinking that maybe it would be fun (er, I mean sensible and thrifty) to add three winter layers this fall. I've been searching breed descriptions, but am still completely undecided, so I thought I'd ask for some BYC suggestions. Here are my criteria: ~ Cold tolerant and winter laying ~ Long-lived and hearty ~ Medium-volume egg layer ~ Decent forager and all-round happy barnyard bird ~ Easy-going and non-aggressive And (this is the fun part) ~ I'd like it to be somewhat colorful, and to look good strolling about with the black and white birds I've already got. I love blue, but that might be too much to ask. . . So. What do think? Does such a creature exist, even? Oh! And just to make it harder, I'm looking for started or young adult birds, preferably from a known breeder - though they needn't be show quality by any means. I simply want them to be as happy, hale and healthy as possible. Thank you, BYC.