Delaware Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rangdale, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Rangdale

    Rangdale New Egg

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    Hello all,

    Total newbie with the chicken thing here and have learned a ton from this site. We have two Rhode Island Reds and two Delawares but think maybe one of the Delawares may be a rooster? They are only 9 weeks old but one does looks a fair bit different from the other. Can any of you seasoned pro's tell by the picture or will I need to wait to see if she starts crowing? Any help would be great and thanks to all for the wealth of information on this site!
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    With large red comb and wattles at that age, I'm thinking cockerel. He's lovely! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 8 weeks... I'd have to say its a cockerel. There is a very experienced Delaware breeder on here who could confirm easily, can't remember their name at the moment. Hope they pick this thread up.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, it's a cockerel. I bred Delawares for about 9 years-you can see from my avatar, I guess. Aside from the comb, all that "smut" down the back from the hackles, which will clear out as he matures, is a male trait in this breed, generally.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  6. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a 3 1/2 month old blue jersey giant. Are those dark feathers on its back Seattle feather. Roo or hen? [​IMG]
     
  7. Rangdale

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    Thank you all for the help!! Much appreciated!
     
  8. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's a rooster he could be crowing as early as next week.
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    that looks like a cockerel but i'm not sure
     
  10. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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