Delaware roo confirmation

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pattgal, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I told my husband I would consult with my people before I re-home these roosters.
    Which one would you keep?
    I see 4 roo's in here. Am I right? 3 roosters in the first pic, 1 in the other
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  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    They are all so cute uhm uhm the one on the bucket...
     
  3. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I see 3 roo's in the first pic.
    2nd pic, I see a possible roo on the left with all the smut on it's back, but for sure you have at least 1 in the 2nd pic, comb looks like a pullet, but the coloring is making me suspicious.
     
  4. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think these dels are purebread if that helps. I was told they often mix them to some other breed for vigor. I have some with blue legs, some are big some are small....I am just basing my decision on comb for now. oh and I have some with missing toe nails too. is that a sign of them being inbread?
     
  5. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think if their a true "mutt" then yes, you can have all sorts of colors and patterns, but your birds "look" to be more dels, and that is why the color may matter some, but you're also right about the comb, seems to say pullet right now I totally agree, time will tell I suppose?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There are 3 cockerels in the first picture and 1 in the second that I can tell.
     
  7. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is another shot of the 2 birds in question in the second picture
    the one on the right
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    the one on the left
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  8. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully you're right about her, she does look pullish, her coloring is all that made me suspicious, I'd lean 75% pullet in that picture!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That last one is a pullet.
     

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