Pros: Beautiful, active, curious, independent, good layer of med. sized white eggs, good forager,
Cons: Does not like to be handled, flyer
From the day I got my tiny little Golden Campine chick, she was very curious and assertive. She approached me without fear and of that batch of mixed female chicks, she was the first to do everything. She follows me around, eats out of my hand (or plate, or fork, or coffee mug) but she does not like to be picked up and handled. She is a good flyer and can get over most any fencing, so I agree with the other reviewer about the problem of keeping Campines in a city backyard. I do live in town, but I'm on 1/2 acer and my neighbors don't mind if she occasionally pays them a visit. Ziggy does her own thing and is rather independent of the flock. I'm always amazed at the size of her eggs compared to body size. She is an efficient eater/layer and forager. She surprised me last year by going broody at age 2 1/2. I've never noticed her to be especially noisy although she always talks to me. Stunning feather coloration with blue slate legs, small sized body with good sized eggs, outgoing personality if a bit independent, I love my Campine and would recommend the breed to someone who has room for them to forage.