Pros: easy to handle, decent layer, calm, and friendly
Cons: Lay smallish eggs, not a wonderful layer, but good enough.
These were one of the first chickens I owned. I got them from Eagle's Nest hatchery, and they are wonderful little birds. They are full of personality, and my rooster is a gentleman, both to me and his ladies. They are shy compared to my Polish, but they are still willing to stand in your way and cluck at you. I'm glad I chose bantam buff Brahmas for some of my first chickens! The performed wonderfully at a 4-H show, getting 2nd place in the open class.
Since we got them as chicks last March, I have gotten 150 small brown eggs out of four of them. Not a spectacular amount, but it works for me! Of course, you do need about five bantam eggs to equal two large fowl eggs.
Defiantly good for small children. My 3 year old cousin will carry my rooster around, and the rooster will fall asleep in her arms.