Pros: Lay almost all year long, great producer
Cons: Chicken math ;)
Javas are nice hardy large fowl that produce eggs almost the entire year. I think that there may have been a couple of weeks in the winter that they didn't lay, as compared to some of my other breeds that stopped laying for a couple of months through the winter. As with most birds, they are more tame if handled more. I like the variety of colors in the breed, though I prefer to keep them separated. Unfortunately, I can't let them free range, but we have them pastured, with movable pens; they will be integrated into our attempt at a semi-permaculture rotational gardening system.