Our chicks are 5.5 weeks old now and most are easy to tell the gender, but I have a few questions to clarify what I think... First, the Delawares... We have 8 chicks, 4 of which are DEFINITELY cockerels (large reddish-pink comb and wattles, large side, roo personality, etc). However, the other 4, which I think are females, are starting to confuse me. They have much smaller combs, little to no wattles, etc. But, they are starting to get a soft blush pink color on the top of their head (at the base of the comb, not on the comb specifically) and the back of the wattles are slightly pink as well (near the beak where the upper and lower beak meet). I know Del's develop quicker than other breeds, but do pullets develop this fast? The pink on the "girls" is much lighter and paler than the dark pink on the boys. I've been thinking I have 4 girls and 4 boys for about a 1.5 or 2 weeks now...now I am not so sure. Oh, they are all smaller than the cockerels too. As for the Jersey Giants... Easy question...when can you sex them based on comb/wattle color? All 8 of them look the same still...no distinct combs, no red color. I know they mature later, but how long till they can be sexed. Or maybe we just have all pullets! (I wish!) One of my small ones is still growing in his shoulder feathers, so I am assuming he is a slow-developing male. Thanks!