Delaware sexing tips

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sweetshoplady, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Do Delawares have any characteristics that ID them as male or female?

    For example, will the rooster's comb come in earlier than the hens?
    Will a rooster act protective, even at an early age?
    At what age could I post a picture and someone tell me? [​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    As with all birds, roo combs will come in sooner, at about 5-6 weeks in general, and by about 8 weeks, a pic posted up here can get you really good guesses if not nearly 100% as long as it is not a silkie!

    Roos don't really start acting rooish till about 5-6 months old and then it takes a bit more time to learn roo manners.

    Good luck!

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