Delaware chickens

MonicaAndHer6

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According to a website I found they are rare or endagnered or something. I just happened to pick them out at a drop of the hat. Why are they so rare?
 

Kelsie2290

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http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/parameters-cpl
Most organizations that list/rate breeds like that have guidelines, like the one above. With chickens it mostly seems to be the problem of having enough primary breeding flocks. With breeds like the Delaware, there is also the difference between hatchery birds, which there are plenty of, and heritage birds which probably would be on a watch list... with most breeds that are popular with hatcheries, after a few generations, they are quite different from the heritage or foundation stock of the breeds, to the point where they are really different breeds.
 

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