Delaware? White Leghorn? something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by defenestration, May 21, 2012.

  1. defenestration

    defenestration In the Brooder

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    edit: The consensus is that #1 is an RIR, but what about #2?

    I'm pretty sure at this point what these are, but thought I'd make sure.

    To remove any chance of bias I won't say what breed/gender they are supposed to be until afterwards. (edit: posted below. #1 is supposed to be a RIR and #2 a Delaware. They are feed-store stock and I haven't a clue of their lineage.)

    They are approximately 18 weeks old.


    Chicken #1
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    Chicken #2
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    I'm pretty certain the third (visible in the second photo) is a Barred Plymouth Rock pullet. Chicken #2 here is the main uncertainty. It is entirely white except for some very small black specks on the hackle; it has gray underneath the surface on the chest. The tail, as you can see, is entirely white.


    Thanks! I welcome your ideas.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    I see RIR and a Barred-Rock and what I thought was a white leghorn but if there are other colors bleeding through....maybe a mix.
     
  3. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    two RIR pullets and a pullet white leghorn that just looks like it took a dust bath lol
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    rir,
    either barred rock (straight comb) or a dom (pea comb)
    white rock or road island white
     
  5. defenestration

    defenestration In the Brooder

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    Hmm.. well.

    These are what they are supposed to be: #1: RIR, #2: Delaware.

    Opinions?
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    yea thats not a delaware the body shape isnt right and it doesnt have black really on it

    [​IMG] hen

    [​IMG] pullet

    [​IMG] to show their body shape
     
  7. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Songster

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    # 2 looks like my california white
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    she's only 8 - 9 wks old in this pic and has the 1 black feather and 1 very small grey spot on her head
    she's a mix between a california grey rooster and a white leghorn hen
     
  8. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Songster

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    this is my delaware. She's between 9 - 11 wks in this picture
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    I'd say the white one is a White Leghorn pullet [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Absolutely NOT a Delaware, which is a big-bodied chicken. Looks Leghorn-ish.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012

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