EE/Delaware cross?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Lothiriel, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What do you guys think of an EE/Delaware cross for a meat bird? If you guys think it sounds like a decent mix, I might ask my friend to whom I gave my Dellie hens about buying some of their eggs to hatch. Her roosters are an EE and "my" baby boy Turnip (Silkie).
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If the parents weigh over 6 lbs, I'd go for it.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'll have to ask... I know the one Dellie she has left (the first one died unexpectedly a couple months ago) was the bigger of the 2 -- Blanche... I remember her being super heavy and she loves to eat. (Is that a Dellie thing? [​IMG]) I'll have to ask about the rooster.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh, and do you think an EE/Dellie rooster would have acceptable temperament? My Dellie boy was super sweet until last December, and I have no idea what made him turn mean. I haven't had any experience with EE roosters.
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Temperament is usually inherited. You can have a nice or a mean roo of any breed but you'll most likely get a nice one from a nice papa.
     

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