Pros: Excellent layers, long time layers, sweet, adorable chicks :D
Cons: Not broody.
My favorite breed by far is the Rhode Island Red. They are not loud, they are amazing layers, and lay for a long time. My favorite girl who will turn 2 in March is a Rhode Island Red. She's adorable and since she came out of molt she has laid 4 eggs a week! Before her molt it was 6-7 eggs a week! She's my best layer and my favorite girl who will stay with me until she goes to the big coop in the sky :)
The only thing I wish she would do is GO BROODY! All of my other girls have so why not her? lol. What she lacks in motherhood, she gains in ability and personality :)
I love my RIRS and would recommend them to anyone. 5 stars ++++!!!!