Delaware Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jeff0710, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Jeff0710

    Jeff0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    These 2 are about 18 weeks old. I am new to this breed so not sure how to tell if they are a roo or hen. One has darker feathers on the comb than the other. Roo or Hen? The other white one in the pictures is a white rock.
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  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say both are pullets
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see all females. Nice flock!
     
  6. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like 1 hen and 1 roo. I think one is a roo by the slight downward curvature of the tail. Its hard to tell because they are feeding in these pictures. However they could bothe be pullets. Could I have a picture of them stood up straight side by side. I can tell you exactly what they are if so.
     
  7. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen getting ready to mature with the hot pinkish face. The legs of a boy would be thick, your chicken's legs are the same thickness as the white rock hen, which, in turn, means female. It looks like the neck and base tail feathers are all rounded, roosters have long pointy feathers.
     
  8. Jeff0710

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    Thanks all. I will try to get a picture of the 2 side by side today.
     
  9. Jeff0710

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    Here is the best I could get with these 2 together.
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  10. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely two pullets. Its just that in one of your first pics one of your birds' tail was sloping down like a cockerels.
     

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