Gender and breed help, please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KKane61, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. KKane61

    KKane61 Chirping

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    I have two 12 weekers that I would like an opinion on gender and breed. #1 started growing a comb and wattles around 8-9 weeks. #2 started around 10 weeks. Now they look pretty similar, in my opinion, but not sure the gender. I am new at this, obviously, so would appreciate your thoughts.

    I purchased these 2 as day-old chicks that were labeled as Delawares. Do you agree?

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    #1 is in the back and #2 is in the front:

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  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    #1 ROO ... #2 PULLET
     
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  3. Basskids08

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    I'm jot to familiar with this breed but they both have really thick legs but other than that they look identical, I'm saying 2 pullets!
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    At 12 weeks would vote pullet, they do look like Delawares.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They look like Delaware pullets to me.
     
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  6. KKane61

    KKane61 Chirping

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    Thanks for your help. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for 2 pullets!
     
  7. KKane61

    KKane61 Chirping

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    Can you share how you decided that #1 is a roo and #2 is a pullet?

    Thanks!
     

  8. Varner flock

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    I agree that they are Delawares because of the mainly white feathers on the body, and black feathers at the hackle and tail, and also the yellow shanks; hard to tell for sure about gender because of the mainly lighter plumage.
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    #1 has a bit more comb color and wattlage than #2.......but at 12 weeks I doubt that small difference denotes cockerel, and I don't know Delewares.
     
  10. KKane61

    KKane61 Chirping

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    These are my first chickens. At what age will I know for sure what sex they are? Do I have to wait til they lay eggs or crow? Wish there was a better way to sex chickens other than bit sex-linked ones!! From reading this site, it is obvious the chicken sexers at the hatcheries are not very accurate...
     

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