do these look like 9wk old Delawares?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purr, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Hi MMH says these are Delawares but they have no Black markings so far.[​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They dont look alot like Dels to me in that pic, but here are some I had a year ago, 8 weeks old for comparison:
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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Without the black, they don't look like Delawares to me either.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be white Plymouth Rocks, maybe.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't see the black speckles on the hackle feathers or any black in the tail feathers that characterize the Delaware breed. I would say no. Compare the pic that Cyn. posted for you and you'll see what I mean. [​IMG]
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think they look like white rocks also.....here is a pic of mine about same age to compare

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  7. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Thank you , I thought they looked more like rocks , I am not happy with McMurry they were supposed to be Delawares I ordered 1 and the papers said they sent an extra and now I see they didn't send any.
    And I picked the Delaware for my Roo because it said they are good protectors.
    I guess I'll have to look up the characteristics of the white Rock.

    Thank you for the posts.

    Lurky what breed is that behind your Rock I have one of those.
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That is a barred rock. They are the same age but the white one is way bigger. Is the white rock you got a rooster? Or did you not get a rooster at all?
     
  9. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    thank you I thought it was a cookoo maran I did not order a barred rock.
    All 3 of those Are Roo's lucky me. [​IMG]
    I did order a cookoo maran hen for the brown eggs but alas I didn't get that either.
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  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Well, the barred rock and the cuckoo marans do look very much alike. You will find out if you get some dark eggs [​IMG]
     

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