This docile bird has rich laced black golden feathers and a shiny black tail. Occasionally go broody and can make excellent Mothers. Do well in confinement as well as a good choice for a free range bird. Good layer of rich brown eggs that are large in size. Hens are winter hardy. Normally are docile and friendly. Dual purpose chicken. Did you hear the one about the chicken crossing the road? It was poultry in motion.