Boy or girl??? 7 weeks old

gringold

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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?
 

azygous

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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.
 

gringold

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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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