Yes I have been afriad of that, she/he has acted differently since day one. When they were Yong chicks, the one of the right ( cheepers) was a lot more affectionate than the others. When I started to notice the comb and wattle development, I was like " on no!" lol still happy to have a cockerel in my small flock though.
Welcome to BYC, Ali. Glad you decided join our flock. I agree with the other members; the Delaware on the right pic is definitely a cockerel. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Delawares.
Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
The guessing game is so frustrating. Good luck with them.
And yes I will definitely be keeping him we live in the country so there is no worry about neighbours. I let the girls free range all day as we have a lot evergreen tree that they use as cover. When I researched about free ranging your flock and predator protection, I read that sometimes having a cockerel in your flock can help. We also have a boarder collie that watches over them