Pros: Friendly, dual purpose, lays lots of large-jumbo eggs for an extended amount of time
Cons: Not as broody as other breeds I've had
I've had a variety of chickens over the years. I've settled on Delawares. Of all the varieties I've had, Delawares are by far the best.
I read a few of the negative comments. I don't get it. Are they really talking about Delawares? Mine are not aggressive. Mine do not eat eggs. They can be loud but my little Nankins (as well as others I've had) are louder! If you want a chicken that isn't curious, doesn't make noise, doesn't mess on your porch, maybe you should get a cat instead.
Lots of BIG, light brown eggs almost all year long. I have 24 hens right now and get 15-20 eggs per day. My roosters are 8 - 8.5 lbs. Hens are not as big but still good size.
They fly up and sit on my lap waiting for treats. If I don't have treats they'll try the buttons on my shirt. Then they will just sit there until I'm ready to go in.