Pros: Layers, pretty and broody
Cons: slow to mature
I bought 12 from a farmer who hatched his own birds from is flock in an incubator. I paid for 12 and he threw in 1. Lost one on day two. They other 12 made it, but 8 of them were cocks. One of the roos was cross-beaked. I ended up with one roster and four hens. I traded and sold the other roosters. 3 of the 4 hens wen broody by month 14 and hatched 4-5 chicks in the cold coop in early spring. The one roo I kept, was low man on the pecking order and I don't know if he ever crows or covers a hen. They are very nice looking and once they start laying, they do it well. No problems in the cold.