I live in south Texas, where it's plenty hot and very humid (usually just in the 90's, but stifling with the humidity) for about 5 months out of the year. I've done plenty of researching on breeds and know which are more heat tolerant, but there are just some breeds that I feel I *must* have, lol. I have my chicks on order from MPC (coming in April, YAY) but I can still change things around. They're mainly friendly, egg-laying breeds or purely pets: Australorp Barred Plymouth Rock Blue Easter Egger Columbian Wyandotte Exchequer Leghorn Golden Laced Wyandotte Polish Salmon Favorolles 2 Silkies Super Blue Egg Layer Speckled Sussex Wellsummer I was originally was only going to start with 8, but chicken math already got to me and I have 13 on order, lol. I also really wanted to add a banty Cochin in (for my kids), but am unsure if their fluffy butts can really handle our Texas heat. I might swap the Leghorn out with the Cochin (pets vs. eggs.... hmm). The coop we're building now has an insulated roof with LOTS of ventilation, a large, fully covered run, and will get a bit of tree shade. Are there any breeds that stand out to you as especially "wilty" in the heat? How about the cochin? Thanks for any firsthand advice.