If I Hatch Egg from This Hen, Bred by Delaware Rooster, then...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    ...what will I get? Will it have barring like my BR/BBS Ameraucanas crosses?

    June is an Easter Egger (from breeder working on Salmon color, but had Blue Wheaten also) who lays a jumbo green egg.
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    If I cross her with Isaac below, what do you think the kiddos will look like? Just curious. Usually, I cross my BR roo over BBS Ameraucanas to get Barred Easter Eggers and those all lay green eggs. Crossing a Delaware is completely new. Will there be any barring on the kids from this cross?

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  2. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crossed my Delaware rooster with an EE hen which was more red then your hen. I'll try to get pictures of parents and offspring tomorrow, but I would describe the offspring as Delaware looking with a bit more smut, some of which is reddish/brown rather than black.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, interesting, Tim. Would love to see pictures of your birds from the cross when you can do it.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I would like to know, too!
     
  5. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Me, three!
     
  6. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may not be quite what you had in mind because of the penciling (or whatever) in mom, but here are some pictures.

    First, Julio, Delaware Dad. He's about 8 1/2 months old. He's also fathered a few Delawares, I plan to post pictures in the big Delaware picture thread soon.

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    Easter Egger Mom. She's a feed store purchase, no idea what genetics she has in her. She is on the wild side, flew into snow rather than let me pick her up today, but a very good layer of green eggs.

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    Next two are of a female offspring at about 14 weeks.

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    And, the male offspring at about 14 weeks.

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    Yes, those are red feathers coming through. I think the silver in the Delawares is incompletely dominant.

    Anyone interested in Julio or his EE mix male offspring is welcome to them! Julio has never been aggressive and takes good care of his ladies. But, now that he has produced offspring I will use those for breeding if I attempt to do anything with Delawares. The male offspring just started crowing last week, no idea, of course, whether he'll throw the color egg laying gene.
     
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Julio is beautiful!!!!! Where did you get your stock?
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Julio is a good looking Delaware! How old is he?
     
  9. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Julio is a good looking Delaware! How old is he?

    He's almost 9 months old.
     
  10. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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