Pros: Good layers, friendly, not flighty, pretty to look at
When I got chickens, this breed was the first breed I got my experience on. My husband who feels that I have way more chickens than I need, always insists that if I buy more they need to be barred rocks. Mine are very reliable layers giving me 6 eggs per bird per week. They did not lay through the winter, but that was fine with me. Everybody needs a short break.