Pros: smart, beautiful eggs, friendly
Cons: sometimes skittish
We have 2 barred rocks and 2 EEs. The rocks are pushier and peckier, but the EEs are great. One is a little skitterish (the prettier one) but the more raggedy-looking one is the best layer with the best color eggs, the friendliest, and the smartest of the four chooks. And neither EE has ever once pecked me. If I got more hens, they'd likely be EEs. And the eggs are beautiful!