Delaware X Hampshire Cross (Indian River) Chicken

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Delaware X Hampshire Cross (Indian River) – Sold as Baby Chicks Only 
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Out of Stock for 2021 season

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Description

This is a cross between a purebred Delaware Chicken Rooster over the pure New Hampshire Chicken hen. This cross makes for a vigorous healthier chicken and is used for dual purpose – both meat and egg production. This breed is also known by the name “Indian River Cross Broiler” and was one of the first strains making its way into the main street broiler market in 1947. Some called this new broiler “Baby Beef Broilers”. The Indian River Poultry Farm, Inc., Ocean View, Delaware conducted large grow out test at the Delaware Broiler Sub-Station at Georgetown- at the time the world’s largest experiment station devoted entirely to meat chickens and this cross proved to have more weight, yellow skin and dressed cleanly. In 1948, hatcheries were selected and produced 30,000,000 Indian River Cross chicks that year. In today’s market however what developed for America’s passion for chicken is the modern day broiler Cornish cross chicken. This happened because of the rapid growth obtained and feed conversion rate on the Cornish cross.

3 reviews for Delaware X Hampshire Cross (Indian River) Chicken

  1. JERRY

    GREAT HATCHERY TO DO BUSINESS WITH

    JERRY, MISSISSIPPI I ORDERED 25 INDIAN RIVER IN 2012 AND NEVER LOST ANY OF THE 26 PULLET CHICKS.THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAVE IS YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY INDIAN RIVER CHICKS THE PAST TWO YEARS AND I HAVE HAD TO ORDER OTHER BREEDS INTEAD. GOOD SERVICE AND QUALITY

  2. Eric, Arkansas March 2013

    Cackle Hatchery

    We received our order this morning, all of the chicks were alive, all 52! So far they seem to be thriving, they appear to be healthy, happy chicks! We thought the packaging was pretty neat! Now if we can just keep them going this is our first time for ordering baby chicks. Your information was a big help. Thanks!

  3. Marsha, Iowa July 2010

    Chicks you sent me

    You sent me some beautiful birds that are either Delawares or Delaware/Hamp cross. Those birds are the biggest so far. And there is a huge pure white female that may be a Jersey Giant. She is also the largest. They are real nice.

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: No official Show Class at this time
  • Weights –   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 – Good, 200 – 280 eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height:  2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin – United States
  •  APA: –No
  • ALBC: –No
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of Delaware X Hampshire (Indian River) since 1951.

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