Meat Bird Cross Using a Delaware

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bigredfeather, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I have been doing some research on crossing different types DP breeds to create a vigorous hybrid. I am curious if anyone has ever used a Delaware as part of the cross. If you have, please tell me what was the other half of your cross, and what was the outcome. I specifically would like to know how quickly they reach a dressed weight of 4-5 pounds.

  2. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    I don't have any info, but I'm also interested. I've got 3 Delaware hens and a roo that are 10 weeks old that I want to cross with barred rocks. The br's are only 5 weeks old so I've got some time to go before I have any info for you
  3. red roo

    red roo In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    try a del hen - br or dom roo and cross end result hens with a meatie roo. i am trying a jg hen with a big dom roo and then cx . have 2 cx hens & 2 cx roos that are 11 days old trying to slow them down to use for breeding but have never tried to use them for this .i hope to get a beter tasting bird that grows faster than a dp without the meatie prob. let me know what you come up with and i will keep you informed on my prog
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    Here's a few links to threads that mention Delaware crosses, and other crosses as well. I did a BYC search for "Delaware cross", in "meat birds", results shown as posts. There are quite a few, some have more about Del crosses than others, of course. These links are just a few of the results, there are a lot more.

    Hope this helps.
  5. Buster52

    Buster52 Songster

    Jan 28, 2009
    Geronimo Oklahoma
    Quote:Dark Cornish, outcome pending.

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