Delaware Chick..seriousbill, check it out! Pullet? Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We thought it was a girl last week. Well, the comb is making me a bit suspicious that maybe we were both wrong. Here is that one today. They are five weeks old.
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    This is what the chick looked like about a week ago:

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  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I gotta say "boy" now. [​IMG] And I can see some patterning on the shoulders in that second pic too, but it's light and doesn't extend as far down the back as some Del males.
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's what I figured. Now, since I have only two pullets out of the six, I have to make a decision. I hate to give up my handsome boy I have all picked out, so I may think about doing what you said and giving him a couple of others whose eggs I cant mistake for the Delaware eggs.
     
  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I don't blame you for not wanting to relinquish your boy [​IMG] And that could put you into a good holding pattern until spring. By then, George will be heading up my main flock (and I'll bet I have a new avatar about then too [​IMG] ) and I can send you some eggs out of those birds.
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here is the boy I'm wanting to keep. Isnt he handsome?
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  6. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he is [​IMG] I'm really liking the head. Now, how about that tail barring? What kind of new stripes is that boy hiding under those juvy feathers?
     
  7. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's cute (butting in [​IMG] )
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's got some barring going on, but I didnt catch him to get a pic of it today. He is very friendly, wants to jump on my arm or knee. They all are, really. Even DH is liking this bunch. [​IMG]

    Thanks, Andrea! I like this boy alot.
     
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  9. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to post pics of my two boys and get your opinions on them [​IMG]
     
  10. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww I LOVE Delawares! I only have one at the moment and I bought her as a Pullet..but seeing your pics has me worried now..She is about the same age (maybe a few weeks older) and has a comb like that and the patterns...I am thinking of getting Delaware Eggs but for some reason I am just SO great at hatching Roos! [​IMG]
     
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