Delaware Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cntry2CityChick, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Cntry2CityChick

    Cntry2CityChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pretty mixed flock; 2 Delaware's, 1 Welsummer, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Barred Rock, 2 Ameraucana's. I now know that my beautiful black Ameraucana is a Steve and not an Elsa so I'm in the process of finding a placement for him as we can't have roosters in Glendale, CA. My concern now is one of my Delaware's... only because the tail and side feathers are growing in differently.
    Here are some pics, can someone please let me know their thoughts?
    Thanks :)
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  2. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have two lovely delaware hens. I see what you mean about the tail feathers being slightly different to the other one but at this point it would show significant comb and wattle development and it doesnt so i'm gonna say both pullets :)
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Delawares are pullets.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both Delawares are pullets.
     
  5. Cntry2CityChick

    Cntry2CityChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I was worried about the whiter one mostly. Nice to know that the first 2 chicks we got are keepers :)
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Delaware females
     
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