Delaware barring on tail--is this it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hooterville, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm trying to figure out if my Delawares are boys or girls. I understand that barring on the tail feathers can indicate roos. Is this barring?

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    Here's another full pic--
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    Thanks!
    Becky
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, that's called Tail Black-only the hens have that. The roosters have actual barring, like a Barred Rock. I'll go get my pics. Here's my cockerel, Jake.
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    Here is one of my pullets, Cassie:
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    Your pic is a pullet. I'm downloading better pics of my girls' tails for you. Ok, here you go. My pullet, Kira, has great tail black. And Jake is in the background.
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    [​IMG] Cyn they are so BEAUTIFUL!
     
  4. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yea! I knew you'd come through for me, Speckledhen! I didn't think it was barring--I just couldn't believe they'd send me 6 additional Delaware chicks that all appear to be pullets! [​IMG]

    Thanks so much for the pics--that helps alot!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, Adam. They are shaping up nicely! Becky, glad to help. And you have some beautiful pullets then-congratulations. These are very sweet and friendly kids. When they are older, Jake, Kira and Cassidy will have the two Welsummer girls in with them after I move the two Blue Orp pullets out to live with Suede. Then I can tell the eggs apart and Jake will have four girls rather than just two. I love the Delaware egg color-it's so peachy tan and even-toned.
     
  6. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of you have great looking Delawares.
    Brad
     
  7. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh boy, now I can't wait for eggs!
     
  8. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Do Delawares often have floppy combs? I have one girl who looks like a Delaware in every way, except she has a floppy Leghorn-ish comb.
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Cyn - We'll have to deal on Delaware eggs next year if this hatch doesn't go well. I ordered some to incubate w ith the BRs from you [​IMG] I'm about to run my errands so expect mail from me [​IMG]

    Have a good one.

    PS. Please see my post in the Family section.
    http://www.armyofwomen.org/
     
  10. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:No they shouldn't have a floppy comb.
     

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