Arg! Any suggestions on teeling Delaware/Leghorns apart?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlefarm_bighappy, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. littlefarm_bighappy

    littlefarm_bighappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I ordered 5 white leghorns and 3 delawares. Got them today and cannot for the life of me see any difference- feet, combs, color, skin/eye color... is there anyone here familiar with chicks of these breeds and knows someting Ii can look for to tell them apart? I split this chick order but it looks like I'll have to wit till they fether in before I can distriute them....
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    if you each take 4 chicks, you each will be guaranteed at least 1 leghorn..
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Delawares will have red earlobes; leghorns white--but I'm not sure when that difference will be noticible. The chicks on feathersite look silghtly different colours for these two breeds, but there aren;t enough of either to know if that is real or just two photos.
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    You will probably be able to tell within a week. The delawares will have some dark color on their wings within that time. They also sometimes have dark color on their heads.

    Here are mine at about 3-4 days old and you can already see the dark color on their wings.

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