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Delawares? {Edited w/pics}

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HuestisFarm, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two roosters were our first. My Mother-In-Law got them hoping to get some eggs... but HAHA, the joke was on her. I told her she had two roosters! She was told they were hens! PLEASE! I'm certainly no expert, but you can clearly tell they are roos all the way! Wouldn't you think she'd realize this when they crowed?! *HAHA*

    Now, I'm not sure about these two being pure Delawares or not. Could they be Light Brahma crosses possibly? Either way, I think they're gorgeous... and I'm seriously considering keeping the larger of the two as our main rooster. Also -- how old do you think they are? These pics were taken on June 1st, haven't gotten any updated ones yet.

    They are called, Thing 1 & Thing 2.

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    I got updated pics today, so I'll post those too once I get them uploaded.
     
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  2. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    edited with pics [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not Delawares or Brahmas. Could be a mix of either of those breeds, but I doubt Brahma or there would most likely be feathers on the legs. Just a handsome pair of crossbreed roosters. Delawares have barred tailfeathers like a Barred Rock. Here's a young cockerel:
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    EDITED TO ADD: Cant be Brahma since they have single combs. Pea combs are dominant, so if they had Brahma in them, they'd not have those great big "stand at attention" singles.
     
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  4. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    So, I dare you to sneak an egg or two into the chicken yard every once in a while.

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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  6. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some updated ones of the boys....

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    Thing 2
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They look a bit like red sexlink roosters, a common one that people get in their chick orders as "packing peanuts". However, they are definitely a cross, whether actually red sexlinks or not (which is also a hybrid/crossbreed)
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    ?? Red Pyle Leghorns???
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I dont know, Mahonri. Seems like the body type is too stocky. Now if they had Red Pyle Rocks, that would fit, but I've never heard of any.
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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