Meat Bird Cross Using a Delaware

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

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=333834&p=1

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=319867&p=1

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/search.php?search_id=2009416876&p=3

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3183860#p3183860

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=2090737#p2090737

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dark Cornish, outcome pending.
     

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