Pros: Sweet, inquisitive, gorgeous mottling
Cons: Extremely submissive in a mixed flock, large crest and beard obscuring sight
For around six months now I have own a wee Houdan, named Houdini.
Houdini is a sweet wee bird and loves to eat out of my hand. She can be a bit picky when offered food on the ground, but loves munching up wheat when her mumma offers to it out of the hand. She is a truly stunning looking chicken, but takes a little maintanence as my hens free range. For a while I did not trim her beard, muffs or topknot back, and she was extremely flighty and came across as stupid or slow. However, as soon as I gave her a trim, and she had her peripheral vision, she turned into a sweet and endearing bird and was no longer left behind by the flock.
If you're looking for a sweet, gorgeous and inquisitive chicken, I would recommend a Houdan
Houdini on her first day at her new home, before her new feathers covered her eyes