Pros: gentle, cold hardy, beautiful eggs
Cons: little flighty, susceptible to heat
The eggs make for a beautiful basketful. We had three hens, one died from heat (we think, it got up to 100 that day), and the two two were retired for dinner after they quit producing for a period of 4 months. They were some of our most personable birds, and were very gentle. They were more easily frightened than our other birds, but they would run or cower in fear, never attack. No drop in temperature seemed to slow them down like the other birds. They laid consistently 3 to 4 eggs a week from 22 weeks until nearly 2 years. We enjoyed them, but plan to get birds that will go broody more often next time.