Sexing young white delawares?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LittleRhodies2, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. LittleRhodies2

    LittleRhodies2 Hatching

    May 28, 2010
    What are the physical differences between a White delaware baby rooster and a white baby delaware hen?
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Not sure what you mean by "white" delaware baby- they are usually yellow chicks, and you can't tell the difference until some of the feathers start coming in.
  3. dela1991

    dela1991 Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    I have limited chicken experience but I do have some Delawares and will tell you the differences I found. My chickens are 13 weeks old now. I have know positively for about 6 weeks which ones were roosters. Before I farmed out a few of my original 27 chicks, I had 8 Delaware hens and 2 Delaware roosters. I now have 4 hens and two roosters. The roosters feathered out much slower than the hens. Their legs are much thicker. I also had a rooster of another breed (the free rare chick from McMurray) that also feathered out slowly. My two Delaware roosters are still all white. The hens have black around the neck area and tail. They are all very pretty. If I had a digital camera I would include pictures but I am still using film.

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