Pros: Smart, Earlyer Layers, Economical eaters
Cons: Nervous, natural flying ability
I bought three Ideal 236 / California White Leghorns from Ideal Poultry August 2010. I found my first egg when they were 23 weeks old! They are a bit nervous, but easy to keep and handle once you get a hold of them. They are good flyers and can get out of my 6' fence, so wings MUST be clipped if you do not have a top to your run/pen. They seem pretty smart. We'll see how egg production goes now that they have started laying.