Looking for gender on my Deleware "pullet"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tkrelle, May 20, 2017.

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  1. tkrelle

    tkrelle Just Hatched

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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At that age, it's pullet. Males have "smut" going from the barring in the hackles down onto the back most of the time. Actually, your pullet has way less coloring than most Delaware pullets do. I bred heritage Delawares for years, have just one 8 yr old hen left, my rooster passed away in 2015. Hatched quite a few from that flock. By six weeks, the cockerels have huge bright pink combs and lost of barring/speckles/smut.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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  5. tkrelle

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    Thank you! I've been nervous as we can't keep Roos in the city! Great information about why you believe it's a pullet speckledhen! I love learning!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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