Cons: supposedly egg production
I love my golden laced cochin! One of my smartest birds. One of my nicest birds. loves humans and will cuddle with you without treats. Just amazing birds.
Egg production is said to be a problem. I dont think so if you have one or two breeds such as plymouth rocks.
They still lay eggs (~3times a week~) thats 9 eggs from three birds a week! that is still quite good (the average for backyard chickens is 5). I would reccomend cochins to anyone starting a backyard flock