Pros: Pretty, friendly, docile, curious, outgoing, lays well
I would recommend barred plymouth rocks to just about anyone, from folks brand new to chickens up through old time chicken farmers. I've found the breed to be quite friendly and outgoing, curious about everything and everyone. They can be quite the characters, with very distinct personalities. Mine lays a pinkish brown, medium sized egg, anywhere from 5 - 7 eggs a week when of peak laying age. Enjoys free ranging, but seems to do okay when contained to the run as well.