Delaware rooster question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Klwright1122, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2011
    Lillian, AL
    I lost my rooster last night to a predator. Very bummed. Was curious if I could make my own Delaware by crossing a barred rock rooster with my NH Red hens? I'll be hard pressed to find a replacement for him where I one has Dels here. I ordered him from a hatchery. Thoughts?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Get hatching eggs from a reputable breeder of true, heritage bred Delawares. The real ones that need saving. [​IMG]

    Hatchery Barred Rocks and New Hampshires aren't really the way to go, plus it takes more than one generation. . . I know you got fond of a hatchery bird, but the heritage types are so much nicer to have. Especially when you've got such rare one like Delawares.

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