The Delaware Chicken is a dual purpose chicken that produces good meat and eggs. In 1940, George Ellis oringinally produced this chicken calling it the Indian River Chicken. This almost entirely white bird was once one of the most popular broiler chickens in its area. Starting in the late 1950’s, the Cornish Rock cross came to dominate the industry.
Delaware Chickens are noted for their rapid growth and fast feathering of the chicks. The birds are calm, friendly and fast growing. Cocks grow to 8 pounds and hen to 6 pounds.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities
Dr. Charles R.H. Everett, Secretary-Treasurer
1057 Nick Watts Road
Lugoff, SC 29078
Sand Hill Preservation Center
1878 230th Street
Turkey Creek Farm
Randi and Heidi West
Platte City, MO
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