Pros: Very pretty, heavy Breed, friendly and talkative
Cons: Not any cons specific to breed. Maybe not as hardy to illness as some breeds.
The two hens I had were purchased from a local lady that was moving house (England). They were 2 and a half years old, and in need of a new home. She had alot of other breeds, but these were so beautiful that they stole my vote immediately. Stunning lacing, yellow legs and very large and heavy. They are about the same size as my Brahma's. By far the most friendly hens and this surprised me, as they have come from a massive free range flock. I guess I have been used to raising flighty breeds, so it was a nice change.
I also liked the way they have there own sort of noice. Not a standard chicken noice. They are very verbal.
I also liked how brave they were when being introduced to my large flock, and how quickly they intergrated compared to the two Brahma's that I picked up at the same time.
All in all, very fun, friendly birds. If you have a family and want a big beautiful cuddley pet, two of these girls would set your backyard alight.