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I saw a hybrid on cackle hatcherys site called an indian river. It said it was a cross between a delaware rooster and a new hampshire hen. What do these birds look like?
I wonder where Dawn has been?
The site u posted has pictures of purebred delawares. The bird i was asking about is a cross between a delaware rooster, and a new hampshire hen in cackle hatcheries catalouge. thanks
i don't get it the way i read it Indian river chickens are Delawares
Delawares, originally called "Indian Rivers," were developed by George Ellis of Delaware in 1940 and were used for the production of broilers. The breed originated from crosses of Barred Plymouth Rock roosters and New Hampshire hens.
maybe im reading it wrong.
same thing in this link Delawares are Indian rivers so i guess the pics of a Delaware would be correct or maybe im losing it idk. http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/delaware.html
maybe this will help
Delaware males may be mated to New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red females and produce chicks of the Delaware color pattern. Delaware females mated to New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red males produced sex-linked offspring; the males having the Delaware color pattern and the females having the solid red color of the sires. Chicks from this second cross can even be sexed by their down color when hatched.
jmho if ya cross a Delaware with a new hamp- ur only doubling the new hamp- blood in the breed
Looks like you are both right
Cackle IS selling something and calling it an Indian River, but that's wrong. It is just a mutt bird.
With JJ's links, it's obvious that Indian River is actually a name for Delawares. What Cackle is selling is really an Indian River (delaware) crossed with a New Hamp.. a mutt bird.
I'm not sure what the benefits of that cross are, but I guess I'm disturbed that they didn't do their research
Ok thanks for the replies. I think that clears it up.lol
Are you looking for a specific type of bird? I bet someone here could recommend something!