Pros: Friendly, curious, pretty and excellent, reliable layer of large eggs. Our girl is even affectionate and coos when picked up.
We adore our Barred Plymouth Rock, Beatrice. She is not heavy "beaked" toward other hens as number 2 in our flock's pecking order. She lays 5-6 large eggs a week all year except when molting. She is a beautiful bird and loves to be with her people. She is an active bird and quite smart too! I would get another one in an instant if I wanted to increase our flock.