Why does my delaware chick look different from the others?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DelawareQueen14, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. DelawareQueen14

    DelawareQueen14 Chirping

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    Hello! I have been on this site all morning! This page is so helpful! So I made myself an account!! I just got 17 chicks on cacklehatchery.com they have been at my farm for about 3 weeks now![​IMG] One of them happens to be a surprise RIR rooster! I'm kind of excited about it because I have never had one but I'm also a little concerned because a lot of people say that RIR roosters are supposed to be mean. But I'm really hoping that he is not.[​IMG] I ordered a trio of Welsummers, Barred rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Delawares. The hatchery threw in an extra buff orpington and barred rock in case any died during delivery but they all made it just fine! So I have 2 extra! I am a little concerned about one of my chicks that is supposed to be a delaware chick. She has all white wings when the other two delawares have black on their wings! I am wondering if maybe they gave me the wrong kind.? The picture on the left is her. The one in the middle is one of my other delaware chicks. Please help. [​IMG]The one on the right is my little RIR roo![​IMG]




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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined our flock! I don't think RIR roosters have a predisposition toward meanness. Each individual rooster seems to have his own personality. The all white chick may still be a Delaware with different coloration...birds from hatcheries aren't bred very pure. If you wish you can post the pic here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this for more opinions. Good luck to you and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  3. DelawareQueen14

    DelawareQueen14 Chirping

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - congrats on your new flock. I'm in agreement with Redsoxs.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. DelawareQueen14

    DelawareQueen14 Chirping

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    Ok thanks for your advice!![​IMG]
     

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chirping

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    Welcome [​IMG], much success with your flock!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     

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