Pros: great layers, friendly to people, pretty, substantial, cold hardy
Cons: bossy bossy bossy to more docile chickens
In my flock of 10 I have 7 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Barred Rocks... my rocks are silly, sweet, outgoing chickens but they are beating up my very docile orpingtons. How do I know this? well lets just say that my Orpingtons are all having issues with ratty looking feathers but my barred Rocks are in absolutely perfect feather. While I love my rocks to bits, I am going to have to rehome them as it is just not fair to the other chickens in the flock. I had done my research but did not realize how bossy the Barred Rocks could be. If you have a flock with very docile girls in it, I would not recommend Rocks.