HELP Is this a delaware??????

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

  1. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    We bought 4 chicks that were sold to us as Delawares. Two of them show the typical white with black at neck, back and tail. The other two just have gold/copper hackle coloring. Is this typical for some Delawares?
    This is one of each color. White with black on left other on right.
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    This is better pics of the coloring on what is supposed to be a Delaware.
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    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Nope!

    Looks like you got a couple mutts in there with the Dellies. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Feathersite says they are a breed used to make Sexlinks... maybe the tanish one is a Sexlink chick.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Don't Delawares have black streaking from the head down the neck? Maybe this is a Buff Delaware (which unfortunately doesn't exist I don't think).
     
  5. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look alot like my red stars (red sexlinks from my pet chicken) did when they were little....

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    they might be golden comets or something a little less red, too... for what it's worth, we LOVE our girls - very funny and sweet and have given us an egg each every day since january!!! started laying at 15weeks.....
     
  6. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one on the right looks like my Delaware chicks, not the buff though.
     
  7. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    The first pic..the white one is a Delaware and the other chicks.. Not... I have no clue what the buff colored ones are....
     
  8. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the chick on the left in the first picture have white shanks?

    Sorry, but I think they're all mixes.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with seriousbill, all crosses. The Del sure does appear to have white legs, whereas Delawares have yellow legs.
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I had not even noticed that point, Cyn, but you are correct! I believe it does look as if the legs are the wrong color too.
     

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