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I love Delawares and I raise them, a mix of Standard and Hatchery. I would LOVE to see everyone elses birds!

Here's a few of mine:
Heffner:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/county005.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/shirtschickens118.jpg
Oreo, Heffners Son:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/ffa074.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/shirtschickens075.jpg
Heffners Daughter:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/ffa097.jpg
Another Heffner Daughter:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/92009007.jpg
A Different Heffner Daughter with assumed mother:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/shirtschickens123.jpg
Henrietta:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/shirtschickens122.jpg
Heffners Little Half-Brother:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i142/Battle_Wolf/shirtschickens066.jpg

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Right now, I have 11 birds. 2 BLRW, 2 Delaware, 2 Mixed, 1 Production Red, 1 BSL, 1 Russian Orloff, and 1 Gold Campine. All sweet and fun to have.
Life can sometimes knock you down, but when I fall I laugh my butt off at the silly look on your face
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Proud member of the SDWD.
Right now, I have 11 birds. 2 BLRW, 2 Delaware, 2 Mixed, 1 Production Red, 1 BSL, 1 Russian Orloff, and 1 Gold Campine. All sweet and fun to have.
Life can sometimes knock you down, but when I fall I laugh my butt off at the silly look on your face
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post #2 of 13227

Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

Crazy country girl who loves her patient DH and loving DD,
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Crazy country girl who loves her patient DH and loving DD,
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post #3 of 13227

Beautiful birds! That Heffner is fabulous!

And I have a dumb question- the first two Heffner's daughters have crooked toes- what causes that?




Edited because I can't type worth a hoot.


Edited by ranchhand - 9/27/09 at 7:43pm

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

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post #4 of 13227
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Originally Posted by ranchhand 

Beautiful birds! That Heffner is fabulous!

And I have a dumb question- the first two Heffner's daughters have crooked toes- what causes that?




Edited because I can't type worth a hoot.


Thanks! And I'm not completely sure what causes crooked toes. They may have broke them as chicks or when they hatched in the hatcher. I wondered about this myself, but it doesnt seem to bother them or affect them.

Proud member of the SDWD.
Right now, I have 11 birds. 2 BLRW, 2 Delaware, 2 Mixed, 1 Production Red, 1 BSL, 1 Russian Orloff, and 1 Gold Campine. All sweet and fun to have.
Life can sometimes knock you down, but when I fall I laugh my butt off at the silly look on your face
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Proud member of the SDWD.
Right now, I have 11 birds. 2 BLRW, 2 Delaware, 2 Mixed, 1 Production Red, 1 BSL, 1 Russian Orloff, and 1 Gold Campine. All sweet and fun to have.
Life can sometimes knock you down, but when I fall I laugh my butt off at the silly look on your face
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post #5 of 13227

Isaac and the ladies (they were dustbathing in red clay by the house, sorry):

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv95/Mtnviewpoultry/Delaware%20Flock/DCP_3908.jpg
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv95/Mtnviewpoultry/Delaware%20Flock/DCP_3615.jpg
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv95/Mtnviewpoultry/Delaware%20Flock/DCP_3954.jpg

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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post #6 of 13227

I heard that it is the temperatures durring incubation that makes the toes like that but im not sure. idunno

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There are too many breeds and varieties in the world to have them all... but its too hard just to choose a few.

Currently breeding Bantam Orpingtons, Anconas, White Faced Black Spanish, and RC Rhode Island Reds.  Also have Buff, Blue Swedish and Runner ducks along with Chinese Geese.

 

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Proud Member of the UOC 
There are too many breeds and varieties in the world to have them all... but its too hard just to choose a few.

Currently breeding Bantam Orpingtons, Anconas, White Faced Black Spanish, and RC Rhode Island Reds.  Also have Buff, Blue Swedish and Runner ducks along with Chinese Geese.

 

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post #7 of 13227
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Oh my! Isaac and his ladies are Beautiful, I love how they look.

And OSUman, I believe your right. I actually heard about that too. We had such a flux in temps because the incubators had something wrong with them and we were doing things the wrong way. But, no matter. I love them anyway!

Proud member of the SDWD.
Right now, I have 11 birds. 2 BLRW, 2 Delaware, 2 Mixed, 1 Production Red, 1 BSL, 1 Russian Orloff, and 1 Gold Campine. All sweet and fun to have.
Life can sometimes knock you down, but when I fall I laugh my butt off at the silly look on your face
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Proud member of the SDWD.
Right now, I have 11 birds. 2 BLRW, 2 Delaware, 2 Mixed, 1 Production Red, 1 BSL, 1 Russian Orloff, and 1 Gold Campine. All sweet and fun to have.
Life can sometimes knock you down, but when I fall I laugh my butt off at the silly look on your face
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post #8 of 13227

Toe/foot deformities can be temperature in incubator or genetic.  Keep an eye and record the number of curled toed birds he produces, in the long run you may need to introduce another Roo. 

Since if you breed him back to his curled toe daughters and start getting all the toes curled/twisted, or whole foot deformities you know it is the Roo.

Aren't Delawares pretty out free ranging and impressive even just standing around?

I love mine.

It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four dogs, six axolotls, three turtles, koi, aquarium fish, and currently working up to standard sized Sizzles and frizzled large fowl Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four dogs, six axolotls, three turtles, koi, aquarium fish, and currently working up to standard sized Sizzles and frizzled large fowl Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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post #9 of 13227

Yes they are a beautiful breed, I love the white with the barred feathers eye catching but not just plain. I'm thinking. about starting a breeding flock and Delies are very high on my list. about the  toe curling with hatch temps from my exp. usually most if not all toes are curled. the ones inthe pics just look like accidental breaks very common with larger hen jumping off too high of roost or when first hatched

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
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You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
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Here are my two delaware babies I think they are a pair as one is starting to get more ticking on their backs.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/4305_dscn0607.jpg

I also have their mothers two pullets and one hen that look pretty good. The pullets don't have enough hackle color but my hen does have good hackle color. I am going to try and post some picture of these ladies.

Henry

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Faverolles Fanciers Club, Susquehanna Poultry Club, and Ameraucana Breeders Club.
Check out the new Faverolles Fanciers website http://faverollesfanciers.webs.com/
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