Everyone has good looking and interesting chickens. I'm 3 weeks into chickendom. I have Russian Orloffs, golden spangled Hamburgs, Light Brahmas and Ameruacanas. Too many choices! They are primarily for grass hopper control (tired of the garden getting decimated right before harvest). Eggs will just be a bonus.
For anyone who has raised Ameruacans, the chicks I have have different feather patterns. Same body feathers (grey, brown and black) but their heads are different. Some have buff around their eyes and others have solid heads. What color are they going to end up? The consensus here seems to be to not vaccinate. Why? Mine were't but they're going to go in a coop that hasn't been used in 30 years so is there any risk to them?
Does anyone have Guineas? If these girls can't keep up with the grasshoppers, I'm thinking of adding some next year. Do you house them with the chickens or keep them separate? Can you even buy crested or vulturine guineas?