Pros: Great foreger, great personality, sweet, great with hens, loyal to his girls, great fighter! Docile, handome, sleek, doesn't eat much.
Cons: Doesn't like to be held, looks like a greasy teenager in need of a shower when wet. that's all I got. I love my male, named him Bob Marley
Bob is amazing to his girls. He gets along great with my other rooster and they work in great harmony against predetors. Bob is quite the scraper when his girls are in trouble, while my Araucana leads the girls away from danger.
Bob's got spurs that could kill a cougar. His afro impairs his vision a little so he runs sideways most of the time. He's an amazing bird, but I wish he'd let me pick him up sometimes.
when I first got him years ago (photo included) he was malnourished, infested with mites and had anemia very badly and had lost his tale due to feather eating, his feet were turning inward due to a lack of vitamins. He recovered beautifully after several months. I'll try to find a new photo for an updated picture.