I get DOMS at different times depending on bodypart and whether the workout was heavy or not.
For heavier work I tend to get a deeper feeling of subtle discomfort in my muscles that turns into DOMS after a couple of days. With lighter stuff after the gym-wobbles wear off I’m not too bad & then I’ll usually have DOMS by the next morning.
I think myself that DOMS has alot to do with the recovery process, so bodyparts might recover at different speeds (due to circulation issues maybe or for whatever reason) and so develop DOMS at different speeds. I also think that heavy work causes a different type of muscle trauma to light work.
I read the controversial idea that different fibre-types might lie in different layers in a muscle group, but I further think that a heavier load might cause larger localised muscle tearing than light lifting. So even though lifting light for more reps/sets might result in the same sum total of micro-trauma as heavy lifting for less reps/sets, the exact topography of that trauma could be different?
Just a half-baked theory from someone who thinks too much, but there ya go.