D'Anvers go broody fairly easily and make good mothers, although I haven't had very good luck hatching eggs with them. D'Anvers are definitely my favorite breed. They are so majestic and hardy and lay very well! My D'Anver rooster is pretty agressive and he attacks me and picks fights with my other roosters. I don't really mind him attacking me since he's so small lol. And he's not at all agressive to my hens.