Pros: Docile Temperment, Cold Hardy, Great Layers
Cons: Mine did not accept different breeds introduced to the flock well.
I really like this breed for my particular area. They lay well year round. My girls laid all through winter (we get into the low single digits here) without supplemental lighting, and did not experience any frostbite to their pea combs. They didn't appear to mind the chilly temps in the least. Their temperaments are very social, we are fortunate enough that ours get to cruise the property daily and when we are outside they follow us everywhere and stick their noses in what ever business we are attending to. They are dominate birds with the other animals on the property. The cats run when the girls head in their direction and our dog (a Pit none the less) seems to embrace his position within the flock as lower than the chickens and is appreciative when the girls share their table scraps with him. Another great bonus with these chickens is the wide array of colors that they come in. I started out with just five Silver Laced and five Golden Laced. I ordered some Blue Laced Reds this year and am excited to see what those will turn out to be as they can actually be any one of three different colors Blue, Black or Splash. This is just a small sampling of all the colors available though. I did try to introduce a couple of full grown Welsummers this spring and the 'dottes were not very hospitable and still aren't a month later, so the Wellsummers will be finding a good home else where. Overall good duel purpose breed that will give you eggs, look great as yard art, and entertain you with their curiosity and antics.