Please help! Delaware Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by foreverturk, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. foreverturk

    foreverturk New Egg

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    He's a cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  4. Britney M

    Britney M Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a boy
     
  5. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Yep! Looks like a cockerel.
     
  6. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Looks like you've got a lovely cockerel :)
     
  7. foreverturk

    foreverturk New Egg

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    Thank you all so much for being kind enough to answer... Can you please educate me on how to tell the difference? I am taking him back tomorrow to swap out for a hen... Don't want to make this mistake again! Thank you!
     
  8. foreverturk

    foreverturk New Egg

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    How can you tell? Thank you in advance :)
     
  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You can tell a bird is cockerel from several signs. The first and most obvious is that cockerels' combs and wattles grow in faster and turn red much sooner than pullets'. You can also looks for long, shiny, pointy feathers coming in on the neck and above the tail. These are feathers that only roosters get. And your bird is being to grow in his sickle feathers, the long curved tail feathers that only roosters get. That is another sign a bird is male. Hope this helps!
     
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  10. foreverturk

    foreverturk New Egg

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    Thank you so much! That's very helpful info! :)
     

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