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4 week old delaware and SS sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rw1647, May 29, 2015.

  1. rw1647

    rw1647 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi chicken experts, I need some assistance sexing a couple of my chicks. They are a little over 4 weeks old and the two I have concerns about the most are my Delaware and my SS. The SS is only because she has no tail to speak of and is behind all the others on feathering, just now getting chest and head "big kid" feathers and I heard that can be indicative of roos. No comb to speak of at the moment though. The delaware I am just unsure on. No roosters allowed here so I want to find out as soon as I can so I can find homes for any boys.
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    So some light spotting on neck but none so far on her back/shoulders. A little bit of a comb but not red at all yet.
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    See, no tail! She has always been the smallest but seems very healthy and active.
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    And still LOTS of down on the chest/neck/face when the other girls (all different breeds) are nearly down-free right now.

    Any insight?
     
  2. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Delaware has a lot of wattle growth for a four week old and some monster legs that make me think roo, I'm really not familiar with the breed though. I don't see much comb or wattle on the SS, maybe she is just a slow grower?
     
  3. rw1647

    rw1647 Out Of The Brooder

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    The delaware's legs don't seem proportionality larger than any of the others. They aren't as big as either of my 3 EEs, who are just big girls all around but not showing any signs of roo-ness. But maybe I'm grasping at straws here cuz I really don't want her to be a roo!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They all look like pullets to me at this point, but I would watch for any reddening of your Delaware's comb and wattles.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    At this point look like pullets- but a lot can change in the next week or two
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I also agree.
     
  8. Flaisure

    Flaisure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any updated pics? Are they both pullets?
     
  9. rw1647

    rw1647 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, both pullets! Happy, sassy and egg-laying! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. Flaisure

    Flaisure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I have a week old SS and Delaware
     

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