Pros: Very friendly, great broodies, hardy
Cons: Limited availability, hard to find, males can be aggressive
These Watermaals are my project. They share many personality traits with the d'Anver, the hens being very friendly, excellent mothers and average layers (I get about 4 small eggs per week per hen). They do well in all climates, their crest keeps their rose comb warm and their small size makes them adaptable to heat as well. They keep well in confinement and make great additions to urban flocks. They are also decent on free range (although the crest can limit vision of overhead predators). Most of my Watermaals are a bit more relaxed than my d'Anvers.