OK, so now you're starting to see a pattern... So many choices, too many chicks so I chose either one or two of each breed that I really liked. Actually, there were many, many more that I fell in love with too, but once I started ordering I decided not to get any of the bantams because they are smaller than the standard breeds. I decided to pay attention to the natural "pecking order" of chickens and not get any that might start out with a size disadvantage.
Much to my dismay, that eliminated some of the really FUN chickens that I saw at the Deerfield Fair like polish and silkies. They're smaller and apparently not as cold hearty so that was that.