Ming Ming-the pic of the week!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieboxerluv, May 15, 2008.

  1. silkieboxerluv

    silkieboxerluv Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    Oh wow the first time I seen her I was thinking-hmm I like the look of that chicky! Can anyone tell me more about Delawares? I searched and could find a strait answer.[​IMG]
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008

    Yep, they're nice birds. They were developed from New Hampshires and Barred Rocks way back around WWII, but they've been a breed of their own now since the 1950's. They are good layers, decent table birds, and good broodies. The old-time Delawares are hard to find these days, unless you get them from a heritage breeder, but lots of hatcheries and folks on ebay and elsewhere have a newer version that is also a nice bird, especially if you're looking for a dual-purpose breed that lays well and dresses out easily. The hatchery Dels are hardy and great layers because, from what I've read, they have a little production red in them. The old-fashioned Dels are nice, sweet-tempered birds. The only thing I don't like about them is that they get dingy-looking, LOL. There are several other people here on the board who raise Dels.

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