Delaware

Originated and developed in the state of Delaware USA in the 1940's and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1952. The Delaware is a dual purpose chicken with a single comb and a layer of brown eggs.

 

Plumage is nearly white with black feathers around the neck and tail and the bird is a rapid grower. Origin comes from hatchery man crossing Rock-Reds and occasionally a white colored chick would be in a tray considered to be a “off color” a “sport”. These white chicks grew very fast and big and after of years of breeding the white offspring they eventually became consistent with their color and color patterns and become a standard breed.

 

In the 1980 and 1990 very few of these pure Delaware flocks still existed and just only in the last 15 years has this breed made a comeback. Cackle Hatchery is proud to be a long time breeder of this beautiful chicken.

 

 

OUR BREEDING PROGRAM

COOL CHICKS AVAILABLE!

We took over a breeding program from an old-time breeder, who had been selecting for both conformation and production.

 

We're very pleased with the quality - with our breeding birds being exceptional. We have made good strides with regards to size, growth rate, and egg-laying. The girls, as should be typical, have layer well through out the winter! The breed still has a ways to go, but we've worked hard to make progress.

Price:

Chicks are $7 each, straight run.

There is no minimum order for on-farm pick-up.

 

Shipping: 

25 chick minimum order for mail shipment. Shipping and handling is $45.50 per 25 chicks.

 

Availability: 

Chicks hatch and are ready for pick-up/shipment on Monday afternoons.

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Weight

Hen -  6 1/2 lbs                    Rooster - 8 1/2 lbs 

Pullet - 5 1/2 lbs                  Cockerel - 7 1/2 lbs

 

Purpose

Dual Purpose: Egg laying and meat production

 

Egg Shell Color

Brown Egg

 

Production

200-280 eggs per year. 

 

APA:

Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

 

ALBC:

Critical Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.