Out of my flock I have a few favorites. My first would be my Ancona, she is super friendly, allows the kids to catch her, and chatters instead of clucks. My next fave is my Buff Orpington, I love the fluffy butt, the great orange brown color, and personality. I do like how soft my Barred Rock is but she's not as social as my Ancona. I also have Silkies but not real thrilled with them, they are more for looks than purpose.