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Delaware X what? (640x480 pic included)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CovenantCreek, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Your choices are: white Langshan, Araucana, or Ameraucana

    The Mystery Chick hatched among the Delawares
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    Last edited: Dec 21, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks just like the Easter Egger chicks the feedstore sells. Can't be Langshan x Delaware, I wouldn't think!
     
  3. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no guess but what a cute chick.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Yep, Looks like my little EE's when they were babies, a little lighter in color - but the same stripe's and eyeliner.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    So.. if that chick is a cross between either an Ameraucana or araucana and a Del., doesn't that make it an EE? Since that's what they are anyway?

    BTW, LOVE your chick. I adore that eyeliner! Sorry.. I missed this story. Was she supposed to be a purebred?

    Meghan
     
  6. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked thru my catalog, there are a few that look like that.
    The Bantam breeds- Silver Duckwing & B.B. Red Old English games or out of the "Rare and Unusual Breeds" section are the Phoenix , the Silver Leghorns and the Modern BB Red Games.
    Hope this helps!
     
  7. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:The back story on this little guy is that I ordered 24+ Delaware eggs from a breeder who also has white Langshans, Ameraucana, and Araucana breeding flocks. Logic suggests that when she fills the orders she only takes the eggs from one flock's nest boxes, which would mean one of the Delaware hens had a fling with the wrong roo. The other possibility is that when filling the order she accidentally included an egg from one of the other breeds. Given the coloring of the chick, the Langshans are eliminated from either scenario. Whether or not we'll ever be able to tell if this is a Delaware X or a purebred of one of the others remains to be seen............. I haven't had a chance to write to the breeder yet, so she may be able to figure out what happened and solve the mystery.

    But......now that I think of it, there were no non-brown eggs, so I guess it would have to be a cross.
     

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