Pros - Great layers, very friendly and resistant to most diseases.
Cons - While they go broody often, they are not good brooders due to lack of feathers.
I love my naked necks, they are a unique breed and while some say they look ugly I think that they are gorgeous unique chickens! I can hug my rooster and he's very smart and friendly, and the roosters aren't aggressive towards you. they are very resistant to most diseases. They are happy to free range or be confined in runs and are not known as being particularly good fliers, making them great for backyard chickens. They are easy to tame and are very placid, calm birds. they can weather tough Australian summers and freezing European winters.
Recommended birds for Australian climates
Pros - Naturally disease resistant, feed to egg ratio is the best by far.
Cons - None
I have raised this breed for 14 years, They are the best dual purpose bird in my opinion hands down. And I have tried many breeds.
They free range, withstand confinement without a problem, lay 300+ very large eggs per year, 50% of the feathers means they eat less and more goes to their egg production. They are the only known chicken to be naturally resistant to most diseases, so much so that in other Countries around the world Naked Neck's are introduced into the flocks to make them stronger. (think about that the next time you buy some imports )
I live in Texas and they withstand our 115 degree days, and survive when Mother Nature pulls a fast one on us and it is below freezing. Usually in the same week.