We have two gorgeous Houdans, Dorothy and Peppa. Neither is show quality but both are such sweet, quiet chickens. Dorothy has bright yellow legs. Peppa just has the top knot and not the beard but her top knot is all white at the back which looks very cute (especially when she gets a bit damp in the rain and it goes spikey). We keep them with four Old English Game Bantams and two Bantam Wyandottes. They have caused no trouble during introductions (which were very short) and they all get along very nicely. Dorothy's little shadow is our smallest chicken, a mis-marked/unusually coloured OEGB and Dorothy doesn't mind a bit. I love their low voices and Dorothy starts honking at me as soon as she hears me coming - I do think she is queen of the coop. Peppa is very quiet and sweet and they both tolerate, with eternal patience, being caught and cuddled by our kids. We travelled a long way to get them (it was a six hour round trip) but it was totally worth it as they have been adorable additions to our little flock.