I am getting excited about my baby chicks, scheduled to arrive in about 10 days or less! Woohoo! Here are the 2 types we ordered...
Barred Rock (or Plymouth Rock)
AND Buff Orpington
They both are excellent egg-layers and can be decent meat birds. We ordered 12 females of each variety and 2 male Buffs. We really only need 1 rooster. The other is more of a backup, in case the other one dies.
I cannot wait! They are going to be so cute! (Cute usually gets me in trouble, though...)