Pros: Beautifu, medium size, excellent layer, friendly, not a flyer
Cons: not as large as a pekin for meat purposes
I use my ducks as true multi-purpose ducks. They are excellent as herding ducks for training and working herding dogs as they are medium sized, hardy, not prone to fly, yet not so heavy they can't move. They are rather smart and learn where they are supposed to be quickly. They are not as flighty as Call Ducks or Indian Runners, but not as heavy as Blue Swedes or Rougens...They are very winter hardy and friendly ducks, even if worked with dogs. They are not easily intimidated or overly borthered by dogs unless you have a really green dog that is overly pushy with them. They are not overly loud either.
They are great layers and good meat ducks. They can be broody. Being beautifully colored is just a bonus. The males are not as aggressive as some other males during breeding season. Overally, one of my favorite ducks.