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Need assistance on sexing 2 - 3 week old Delawares **New pic**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MadabtChickens, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to pick up some Deleware chicks this weekend and want to make sure I do the best I can at getting all pullets. Is there any way other than feather sexing to tell? Does anybody have pictures of 2-3 week old pullets and cockerels so maybe I can tell the difference? Thank you in advance for your assistance!
     
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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have single combs, you should get the ones with the smallest combs. At 2-3 weeks old, the cockerals should have larger redder combs
     
  3. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is the best way at 2-3 weeks. Feather sexing works best on 1-3 day old chicks. The cockerels' combs will be slightly bigger and have the beginnings of pink coming in.
     
  5. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I picked them up today and I've got to say it was really hard. I have no idea what sex(es) I have. I'm thinking maybe they're not as old as the lady says they are. Anyway, here's pics. Do I need to include full body pics also?
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    I picked the ones with the smallest combs, but most of them looked the same. Anybody have guesses on their sexes?
     
  6. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like girls to me. However, they're too young to be able to tell for sure.
     
  7. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured it was a crap shoot once I got a look at all of them. Crossing my fingers for pullets and I'll post pics in a few weeks if I still can't tell. Thank you!
     
  8. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. I have an idea of 2 of them. The one in the front is a pullet, the one behind her is a cockerel, and the 2 behind them I'm not sure of.
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  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think the only cockerel there is the obvious one. :)
     
  10. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping that's the only cockerel. I'm still hoping it's a pullet with a fast growing comb. lol
     

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