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mateing question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueseal, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    i read on sandhill hatchery website that a barred rock roo and a newhampshire hen makes deleware pullets.i was wondering if i used a dominique roo would it be similar where they look alike.
  2. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    Here is the quote from Sandhill about the development of Delawares. "These were developed in 1940 from off-colored sports between Barred Rock male and New Hampshire female" So therefore Delawares are not a F1 cross and were developed from occasional off colored ones. These were developed over a number of generations so if you were expecting Delaware looking birds from a F1 cross your answer is no.

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