Pros: Gorgeous, Non aggressive, good forager, inquisitve, good watchdog
Cons: seemed to be easily bullied
I bought some Welsummer hatching eggs but only one hatched (I was too impatient three years ago and kept candling the eggs) and of course it was a rooster.
That summer I hatched many roosters and most were purebreds (large variety) and I hated to give them up but slowly did. I kept the Welsummer because he was always bullied and had to stay away from the main flock all day long. Once he was the head rooster he "came into his own" got on very well with everyone.
He was a good "watch dog", alerting the hens to danger when ever necessary. He managed to live here three years and no predators got him - my second oldest chicken to date. We lose many chickens every year.
He is good with hens, not a pain in butt jumping on them all day long. He helps them forage well.
I just gave him away three weeks ago to a family with children and hens because I had too many of his offspring and I need to hatch eggs every year to replenish my flock. But I have some lovely mixed hens that are his offspring that lay very nice dark speckled eggs. I miss seeing him but he has a safer home now.