Need to figure out Delaware gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kenyabob, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. kenyabob

    kenyabob In the Brooder

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    The chicken has a brighter comb than the rest of my chickens, as well as stockier legs with what looks like a spur coming out one leg. I am pretty sure it's a hen, but want to check. The person I purchased the chicken from thought she was in the four to six month range. Also, do Delawares typically have such pronounced tails?

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  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Thats a pullet, is it a bantam pullet? Looks it.
     
  3. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    Looks pullety [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Pullet. See the Delaware rooster in my avatar? Big diff.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Looks like a pullet. I don't have a delaware, but I do agree, the tail looks "off".
     
  6. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

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    pullet fo sho
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Wow, so that's what my Delaware pullet will look like in two to four months? Gorgeous!
     
  8. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Songster

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    She does have a long straight tail but she is very pretty.
    Here is a pic of mine at around the same age (I think)
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    She has always been one of my favorites, she's very friendly and a good layer of large light brown eggs.

    Billie Jo
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yes, her tail does have a very odd carriage to it, but she does seem to be a Delaware. Hatchery Dels can be off in many areas, though.
     
  10. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chirping

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    she does have tiny spurs. maybe she is transgender.
     
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