Identifying gender of Delawares

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gardenlady2, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Gardenlady2

    Gardenlady2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered females, but at 7 weeks old these two look very different:
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The top bird is male, I can't see the second bird's comb or legs enough to tell.
     
  3. Gardenlady2

    Gardenlady2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This picture was at 6 weeks of the lower one (almost positive...)
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  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    The second bird looks like a female to me. The top one is definitely a rooster.
     
  5. Gardenlady2

    Gardenlady2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was afraid of :-( I only ordered 3 Delaware girls. One was so damaged in shipping or born deformed that we had to put her down the first day. Now another is a rooster, so I ended up with just one hen if this breed. Guess he'll make a nice dinner...
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Delawares are supposed to be good, meaty table birds [​IMG]
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, your first bird is a male, and the second is a pullet. Delawares are actually pretty good meat birds (before the Cornish X was developed, they were a very common broiler), so he should make a good dinner.
     
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