Delaware cross ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dadof4, May 5, 2009.

  1. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    I know it is not a pure thing but.... I have a Delaware roo that is very lonely. I was thinking of putting in one of my girls with him to keep him company. If I do, and I decide to hatch, who should I use? His options are a barred rock, an orp or a SL wyandotte. Any coments help or previous experience would get a big thanks.
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    I think you do what you want to do or if he has a favorite hen you can use her. Me personally I would cross him with an orbington as that would be an intresting bird [​IMG] good luck! [​IMG]
  3. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Quote:It doesn't matter which hen you choose, since the chicks will be a cross. But, I will warn you that, generally speaking, Delaware roos are vigorous breeders, and if you put only one hen in with him, he may wear out the feathers on her back. Just FYI.
  4. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I would put one of each in with him and take a couple of eggs from each hen to hatch [​IMG]

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