Chaz or Chastity?? Expert Eyes needed!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sniggle, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Sniggle

    Sniggle Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2011
    I've got a nearly 18 week old Delaware who I am just not sure about. "She" is quite a bit bigger & has more waddle than my other Del hen, and she is definitely more aggressive. She has little spurs but I've had hens that had big spurs so I don't think that is a good indicator. She also looks 'meaner' than the other one. Will some of you more experienced 'sexers' take a look at her & let me know what you think? The first three pictures of of the 'hen' in question, the last one is of my other hen who I am certain is a girl.




    Here's my other Delaware hen:

    I have heard no crowing & I would think I would have by now...I am hoping she is just a BIG hen & not a boy!
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Sure looks like a Chastity to me... maybe she's just confused about her gender? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  3. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] she might be a he, cause we had a rooster that was a VERY late bloomer, and he looked just like a hen! (the top one)
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Looks like a Chasity to me
  5. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    Chasity. [​IMG] Very pretty girls!!
  6. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    Chastity - the black in a Deli roo's tail is barred, not solid
  7. Sniggle

    Sniggle Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2011
    I did not know that SpiritDance - I looked all over online at rooster pics & it sure does seem like the Delaware roosters all have barred tails - I am totally new to this breed so I don't have a clue - thanks everybody for your comments! I surely hope she is a she [​IMG] I am just surprised at how different she looks than the other hen, & her tail seems more upright & I was thinking there were saddle-feathers coming in...I've been wrong before & I am so glad that it appears I am wrong this time!
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Hen [​IMG]

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