These hens are amazing! They all give me an egg a day, and they are also good foragers. I have found feed consumption goes down dramatically when they have access to grass. They are very docile to both me and the other hens. I have not even seen them peck each other once! Out of 4 hens, only one has gone broody since I got them (which could be good or bad). Overall, I would highly recommend this chicken. 5 stars!
Red cross (Rhode Island Red male crossed with a Colombian Rock female) are one of my favorite breeds. The hens are docile, fairly quiet, and are fair layers (3 to 5 a week in their first laying year). Their eggs can be nearly white, brown, or brown with speckles. As far as I know they are only sold at Mountain Healthy Hatchery. The only downside to this breed is health problems, particularly as they get older.