Delaware - Roo or Not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by H Diamond, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. H Diamond

    H Diamond Songster

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    I ordered 3 Delewares that were supposed to be sexed as pullets. (I know they can mess up sometimes) They are one month old now and I'm not sure that one isn't a roo. It looks different than the other two. Thoughts?

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  2. rooster buyer

    rooster buyer In the Brooder

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  3. H Diamond

    H Diamond Songster

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    He just looks like a "dude" to me, lol. And I just noticed I took these before I cleaned their waterer! Don't judge =P
     
  4. Probably a rooster.
     

  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Pullet. A Delaware cockerel of that age would have a HUGE honking comb already. Could be that it will pop out a comb later and I know hatchery stock varies (if that's where you got it) from heritage stock somewhat in the easy-to-sex department, but my males were very definite by that age 99% of the time.
     
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  6. mshuntjump

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    Broad chests and longer tails have nothing to do with sexing them. In fact, shorter tails usually indicate a cockerel. You have all pullets.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Even by 3 weeks old, my Delaware cockerels' combs are turning pink and popping up. No question that is a pullet. As the previous poster said, a longer tail/earlier tail is usually a pullet, not a male.

    This is a 6 week old Del male
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  8. bhwk40

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  9. H Diamond

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    Thanks!! She must just be an over achiever, lol! She is still one of the first ones to come investigate anything, and still larger than the other two. But she still doesn't have any major comb growth, so I'm pretty sure you guys know your stuff :)
     

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