Trying to determine Delware gender

Booswalia

Songster
10 Years
Jun 28, 2009
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Prince Edward Island, CAN
This is Biscuit, Omlet, and Noodle. I got them from a fellow who breeds show birds.
Trying to figure out what I have here...







This one is Dumpling. I'm not sure that this one is even a Delaware. It's about 5 days older than the others.

 

speckledhen

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The 3rd is the only one I'm sure is a pullet. The first one and last one are cockerels. Not sure about the other one yet, though. Try again in a week or so. Males show themselves early in Delawares, as you can see by the one who is slightly older.
 

Booswalia

Songster
10 Years
Jun 28, 2009
280
1
119
Prince Edward Island, CAN
Also, I can see in the last one, with the dark marking between the shoulders, being a cockerel, but what are you seeing in the the other two possible cockerels?
 
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equinelyn

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Jun 4, 2011
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Dumpling (last one?) looks like a cockerel. I'm stealing the name noodle what a cute name. I have a RIR pullet with a crooked toe and I think that's the perfect name.
 

speckledhen

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In the first one, it's just a hunch from the comb and the thick legs. I've raised numerous batches of Delaware chicks and you just get an early sense sometimes. It's not always right, but that's just my hunch right now on that one. Post pics in another week and I think it will be more clear.
 

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