Delaware experts- 5 weeks (?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mel281, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Mel281

    Mel281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for an expert on Delawares to help me sex these before I drive an hour to get one. The breeder sent me these photos if two chicks.
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    They appear to be pullets but at 5 weeks nothing is for sure.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They look like pullets to me.

    Maybe see if Speckledhen is around this am, she's great with Dellies.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    To me, at 5 weeks, it appears to be a pullet. This is a 5-6 week old Delaware from my own line so you can see the huge difference. They generally develop early so you mostly are sure by this age what you have. in the first pic you see the "smut" down the back on the little guy-that is primarily a male trait in this breed, though it will slowly disappear and clear out as they age.

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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