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DELAWARE LARGE FOWL ORPINGTON
( Cuckoo Columbian )
FOR 2013 I WILL BE RUNNING A BREEDING GROUP OF DELAWARE LARGE FOWL
DELAWARE HATCHING EGGS - £5.00 - MAX SIX PER ORDER
PULLET AND COCKEREL GROWERS AVAILABLE JULY 2013
FEB 2013 - 5 MONTH OLD COCKEREL
Delaware is another unique colour to Keithsorps.
This colour in another one off creation of Bob Follows and Bob was very kind to allow me to take his only pair on his retirement from breeding poultry.
The original cockerel pictured below was a substantial size, width and depth and had the kindest temperament.
Through selection and now in 2013 the young cockerel above shows a huge improvement on markings as do the hens.
This is an exciteing breeding project for the future.
Because the barring gene that creates the cuckoo effect on the black parts of this colour is sex linked, the cockerels carry a double dose and therefore show distinct barring but the hens can only carry a single dose and loose the barring throughout the tail.
ABOVE -THE ORIGINAL DELAWARE COCKEREL FROM BOB FOLLOWS
ABOVE - YOUNG DELAWARE GROWERS