Pros: Great egglayers, nice to look at, human friendly
Cons: They like the taste of chicken
I will agree, the RIR and production red I owned were better layers than any other breed I've had to date. They were very friendly to me and were nice to look at, but they were the main proponent of aggression in my flock for over a year. I gave them multiple chances to correct behavior began to free range, gave them stimulation, but nothing worked. They killed 2 birds before I got rid of them and I'll never own another.