Pros: Great broodies, Geat mothers! and tame.
Cons: poor egg laying.
When i got my orpingtons (i got 2) they stuck up for them selfs very well, which also helped them get through the pecking order with in a week. After a week of getting them 1 started to lay, she was laying a egg about every day. 2 month later, the other started to lay, she layed and egg every other day and went broody, she hatched 2 chicks and is a great mother and took well to bringing the two up with another hen. she is now the only mother because the other hen comes and goes when she feels like it. Over all they are a great breed and one which will be kept in the flock. If yous are wondering why i have put poor egg laying it is because the hen who doesn't have chicks is only laying about 2 eggs a week.