Boy or girl??? 7 weeks old

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  1. gringold

    gringold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicks5:30.jpg chicks7wks.jpg Older younger
    biggerdelaware6:30.jpg I have 4 chicks. Two were bought as pullets and two were hatched. The Delawares were hatched and the smaller is a week younger than the other. The Brahma and the Sex-link are about 4 days older than the bigger Delaware. I bought them at Stockdales. Mom hatched one Delaware and I hatched the other and mom adopted it. All are broody raised. Any way, what do you think about my Delawares, boy or girl?
     
  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think pullet
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This one could be a cockerel. He/she just has a really red comb and wattles for 7 wks
     
  4. gringold

    gringold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my thought too. I hope not.
     
  5. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    Compare to the other one with a much smaller and lighter colored comb. The comb is a huge give-away. Cockerels' combs begin turning red around five or six weeks. The comb on cockerels is usually more developed at an early age than pullets' combs.
     
  6. gringold

    gringold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll watch the other one too since it is a week younger. I was hoping since this one was not significantly bigger than the known girls that maybe it wasn't a cockerel. That seems to be my luck with hatching. I didn't know about the age for the combs turning red.
     

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