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Jacob My Delaware Roo

  1. kathyinmo
    Jacob, my first Delaware rooster, is no longer here.

    These are pictures of my Delaware Project F2s. Hatched the entire month of Sept, 2011.
    Pictures from 3-23-2012. These are only F2s, and are not 100% Delaware. The F3s should result in 100% Delaware.

    200 eggs hatched, and I have 3 females to move on to the F3s. I had about 20 males, and have kept 8. I will cull down more males soon.
    Building the barn............



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    Can you see how broad he is, in this picture?

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    Some of them have (as expected) red leakage, but they are huge!

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    Some are a month younger than the older ones...

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  1. tommysgirl
    Beautiful, I know these are over a year old but just heard about your birds from CaypayValleyChick. They are amazing!
  2. kathyinmo
    Thanks all !
    Bentley - ALL of my F1s were barred. Those were mated together to get these F2s. Of 200 F2s, only about 25 were Delaware or Silver Columbian (Delaware looking). F2s were a variety (as was expected): Barred; Black; Delaware; Split gold/silver males ;Buff Columbian; Barred Buff Columbian & Silver Columbian.
  3. tigercreek
    You done good girl!! There's some stout pullets in there too! Congrats on what looks to be a very successful project. ....stan
  4. Stevenson
    They look great Kathy!
  5. Bentley
    Kathy, Your birds look great!!! A couple of questions, I have a similar project using similar bird crosses but not exactly Rocks and Hamps. Long story, but essentially its the same but my stock came from a closed brown egg laying flock maintained to produce brown egg laying sex-linked birds. Males have the Delaware color pattern and the hens resemble Hamps. My F1's are similar to yours, males with some leakage of brown but most have pretty good barring. The hens are mostly Columbian pattern as of know. My question is, I have hatched a large number of these and have culled the F1 males hard for any brown leakage, but I am still concerned about the barring. Several of mine the barring extends down more across the back instead of staying on the hackle. Did you use any of these to create your F2's in order to ensure that barring pattern or did you stay close to the intended range of the Columbian pattern and use only those with barring on the neck?
  6. NotAFarm
    Kathy, You have taken on a grand challenge and excelled....Congrats!!!
  7. DelDels
    Congratulations, your hard work and vision is paying off! These birds will help out the Delaware breed a great deal. Thanks!
  8. Mahonri
    They are absolutely BREATHTAKING!
  9. kathyinmo
    Thank you, Gloria Jean! I am very excited and hopeful.
  10. crazyhen
    Wow! those are broad. I can hardly wait for the next generation of your line of Dels. Kathys Dells will be known everywhere I bet. How is the egg layiing going with them. Maybe next yr. I will want some of your eggs. WoW Gloria Jean

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