I HEAR that ALL them "Aussies" are CUTE !My Lilah has been good about laying. She'll be 2 this May. I haven't had any health troubles with her at all either. I also have one that is 1/2 australorp 1/2 white leghorn. She too has been really good. Both very friendly and docile. Love those bright muddy brown eyes the australorps have. Lilah uses them regularly to sucker me. Very pretty breed!