Delawares- post your pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MommaHen, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. MommaHen

    MommaHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been debating this last year whether or not to get some, is there anyone here who raises them? I'm curious how well they lay, broodiness, personality, etc. If you have some, please post your pics.
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I will get some pics for you tommarow. I have 3 16 week old pullets so they are not laying or broody yet but they are a great dual purpose breed and good foragers. they temperments have been friendly the other more flighty hens kinda make mine nervouse somtimes. They have been a good choice for me I like there great foraging abilites and I will post when they start laying and also if they every go broody. good luck Henry
     
  3. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Yes,please do. I am getting 14 next week and I love to have a preview.
     
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Here is my Egglentine:

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  5. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Delawares a cross between Barrred Rocks and Leghorns?
     
  6. ScapeChicken

    ScapeChicken Out Of The Brooder

    herechickchick: Beautiful pictures, beautiful birds.
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:No, the Delaware is a cross between a Barred Rock and a New Hampshire.
     
  8. MommaHen

    MommaHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Very pretty- where did you get yours from?
     
  9. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I love that rooster. Isn't his name Cornelius? He cracks me up. [​IMG]
     
  10. bjcoop

    bjcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delawares are a great choice. They are pretty calm, seem to like busy kids, and come a-running when you call.

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    Also, mine don't seem to really go broody. They did go thru a pretty fierce molt this fall (wow). Just as it got really cold, several of the girls lost most of their feathers. But, they are pretty steady layers of nice large brown eggs.

    Since I've found the pics, here's a pic of my dd with our crazy roo....

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