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Deckal-B chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Drosera, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a couple of black chickens on order. Twice now, when I asked what breed they were, he told me "Deckal-B". In my searches on the net, all I could find was that Deckal was a company, of Asian origin. But none of those pages would say what their Deckal-B chickens are.

    Anyone have any ideas on this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Can you describe them a bit better? Could be a trade name for a production breed of bird.
     
  3. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    No I can't. I don't have them yet, and they didn't have any pictures at the co-op. I guess I'll just wait until I get them and post pics. I just thought there might be someone who might already know about this Deckal-B stuff.

    Thanks for responding. [​IMG]
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    My money is that "Deckal-B" is either a Quebecois or intentionally-amusing way of pronouncing "Dekalb", a big commercial poultry producer. They do apparently, sez google, produce black hybrid layers [​IMG]

    Pat
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I know sometimes hatcheries will make some sort of hybrid and give it a special name. Ideal has some type of leghorn breed they did this with. Just a guess?
     

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