Brahmas will quickly become a favorite. They are an excellent dual-purpose breed.
Barred Rocks are a classically reliable chicken and a good source for both meat or eggs.
Black Australorps are another favorite multi-purpose chicken.
Leghorns are a famously productive egg-laying breed.
Friendly Orpingtons are a fun chicken breed to keep.
Rhode Island Red chickens are popular and well-known.
Araucanas have some fun and interesting features, and are good layers of BLUE eggs!
If you love colored eggs, you'll love keeping Easter Eggers.
The broody Jersey giant is a good chicken to keep if you want an extra large chicken that will set and hatch its own young.