How long before sexing Delawares?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CovenantCreek, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    My chicks just started hatching yesterday, so how long will I have to wait before I can tell the pullets from the cockerels?

    On a different note, are they ever born with black stripes or will we be playing a game of "who's your daddy"?
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I believe I had mine sexed by three weeks old or earlier. It's been awhile. I hatched two boys and two girls, the little vampires! The barring on the tails comes a little later; the first feathers don't have it. Here's a picture at five weeks old with the cockerels on each end.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: