Are these Light Brahmas or Delawares?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jrleader99, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jrleader99

    jrleader99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up my 8 week old chicks on 3/27 and was told I had 2 Delawares. The first two pictures are of my chicks and the last picture is of one that was at the farm where I got my chicks.




    Thanks - Bill
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Delaware don't have feathered feet, so you've either got Brahma or mixed babies. Beautiful!!!

    Wait a minute! I looked at your pics again and it looks like one of your chicks has feathering and one doesn't. Also, one has white legs (with feathering) and one has yellow. Is that right? Maybe you have one of each?
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    delawares don't have feathered shanks, brahmas do....
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:yes, but that isnt a brahma. Brahmas have pea combs.
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] look like mixes to me?
  6. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    Looks like neither--sorry
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, I agree that those are a mixed breed....

    ~ bigzio
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I agree.
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Yep mixes.. that rooster has feathered legs, but a single comb.. He doesn't have the barring either(Dels supposed to have barring on the tails and hackles).

    The chick in second pic will grow up looking like a Delaware.. it has the 'correct' color pattern for Dels but need to be skeptical.. the first chick definitely does not have a Del pattern.

    I don't know what color legs Dels are supposed to have- notice the rooster has white, first chick have white legs too while the second has yellow legs.

    That said, the rooster is rather handsome and the place looks like it was very well kept..
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:yes, but that isnt a brahma. Brahmas have pea combs.

    you are right...
    I too would be concerned that they are mixes (not that anything is wrong with mixes)

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