Pros: Lots of big eggs, lay consistently through the winter
I have 5 of these girls who are coming on to a year old. They started laying at 4 months old and have continued laying strong throughout the winter with no additional heat or light. They are curious and friendly. Although I don't pick them up and carry them around, they are always come running and wander happily around my feet. Between the 5 of them they consistently lay 4 or 5 eggs a day. They didn't seem to take any time off during the winter even when the Barred Rocks slowed down their laying for a while. They don't seem to be aggressive with each other and they are all lower on the pecking order than the 2 Barred Rocks. I love their bright red color and bright orange eyes.