Delaware Pullet Differences

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheChiggens, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens In the Brooder

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    I have 2 Deleware pullets and they both look very different. One has pitch black feathers around neck and tail. The other has the barred pattern on neck/tail. the barred coloring comes from the barred rock/NewHampshire red that's in a pure Deleware chicken. Also, there the same age although one is smaller. Does the other have more breeds in it or do the genetics just vary?

    Here are the pics. What do people think?
    PS: I've had chickens for many years but I'm still learning a lot!

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Sure one isn't a Columbian Rock?
     
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  3. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens In the Brooder

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    Yes.
    But that's what I thought at first too. The hatcher (Meyer Hatchery) displayed them as looking like the darker one. Which I thought was odd.

    This is their picture.
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Do you have a picture of yours? The "odd" one.
     
  5. TheChiggens

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    Yes,
    First picture at the top
     
  6. Gray Farms

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    They're both Delawares. But neither has very good pattern. They may change after their first molt.
     
  7. BigBlueHen53

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    I like your handle, "the chiggens," that's cute. ;)
     
  8. TheChiggens

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    thx
     

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