delaware chciken sex-linked question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by init4eggs, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. init4eggs

    init4eggs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2009
    sf bay
    Below information came from the ALBC website.

    My question would the sex linked off spring(or the first pairing) still considered Delaware Chickens or would they be a hybrid?

    Delaware males may be mated to New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red females and produce chicks of the Delaware color pattern. Delaware females mated to New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red males produced sex-linked offspring; the males having the Delaware color pattern and the females having the solid red color of the sires. Chicks from this second cross can even be sexed by their down color when hatched.​
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    They are a hybrid.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They would be crosses. Delawares may have started out as a hybrid, but they haven't been considered a hybrid for a very ,very long time. They breed true, so if you cross a Del with a NH, that would not be considered a pure Delaware, IMO.

    Sorry, Janet, we were posting at the same time. [​IMG]

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