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Hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crumptz, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [I bought four chicks hoping 4 hens but prepared for at least one roo. My chicks are four and a half weeks old. I'm pretty sure my golden laced is a rooster:(. Question... What about my Delaware? I think it's a hen but would love opinions...[​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Are you sure those chicks are 4 1/2 weeks old? They look older than that. I'm not positive, but I think it's rooster. If it is beginning to develop wattles, it is probably a cockerel.
     
  3. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked them up almost 5 weeks ago... Just sleepy fluff balls! The wyandottes are about 4-5 days older than my Delaware and my orp.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I could go either way....the comb is not that big, and I've had hens with tiny wattles at an early age....so I am leaning towards pullet, BUT...

    More concerning is the smudging between the wings on the back...that can be typical of the male pattern.

    Waiting a couple of weeks and reposting will tell a lot more.

    Here is a good sexing thread for Delawares
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/447744/sexing-delaware-chicksj

    Lady of McCamley
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet on all of them, but it is a little young to be sure.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would be interested in seeing pictures of them when you got them - as Bantamfan said, they look older than you think they are and we might be able to put an age to "little puff ball" that would set your clock forward a week or more.

    Edit to fix name - wrong Bantam ;-)
     
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  7. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are day I brought them home. 2 wyandottes were week old and buff and Delaware were 2 days (or so I was told)
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Pullets
     
  9. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so! :D
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like pullets to me, too.
     

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