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

    16
    0
    22
    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here's my other Delaware hen:
    [​IMG]

    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

    5,411
    17
    251
    Jun 17, 2009
    Oklahoma
    My Coop
    Looks like a Chasity to me
     
  5. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    509
    0
    129
    Apr 14, 2010
    Durham NH
    Chasity. [​IMG] Very pretty girls!!
     
  6. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

    864
    6
    111
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chastity - the black in a Deli roo's tail is barred, not solid
     
  7. Sniggle

    Sniggle Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    22
    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]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by