how to sex a Delaware?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Are there any signs that show up on one gender or the other earlier? I have my guesses but that is by personality only. I swear the ones that come to play with my fingers are all cockerals and the pullets hang back [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, usually, the males get shoulder markings that the girls do not have. When the tails grow out some, you'll see black feathers on the females, edged in white, but barring on the males' tail feathers. In this current batch, I had a couple of veeeerrrrry slow developing cockerels that I mistook for pullets. Mine are 7 week old now, but most of them were pegged as what sex they were by four weeks old.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I will see if I can get some pics soon, I think they are only 2 weeks though, would have to check my book....
     

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