I have been reading over all of the listings that I can find about chicken breeds. I knew that there were several but I didn't realize that several was as much as it was. My reading started off with the chickens that would start our flock. Docile, friendly, sweet, good egg layer, cold hearty. All of these things were what we were looking for. There are some very cool breeds that encompasse these features. Buff Orpington, Light Brahma, Black Australorp and Welsummers are the breeds we chose to start our flock. There are so many others as well but these were the breeds that we were able to get at our local feed store. I would like to try them all but I don't have enough room for that. So far out of the chickens we have we all have a favorite. Mine are the Light Brahmas. They are so sweet and very smart. They like to cuddle in when you hold them as well. My son really enjoys our Buff Orpingtons. They are very curious about everything around them and like to purch on his arm or sit on his leg. My husband really likes the Welsummers. They are the little athletes out of the group and very smart and quick but will settle down and snuggle for a few moments too. I really love the Black Autralorps too. They are the quiet ones and seem to be the observers. All of these birds very much like to be around us and start to peeping when we come and see them. What are your favorite breeds? Do you have a breed that you wish you had? A breed that your flock will never be with out?