Trying to determine Delware gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Booswalia, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is Biscuit, Omlet, and Noodle. I got them from a fellow who breeds show birds.
    Trying to figure out what I have here...

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

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  2. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    Top and bottom birds look like nice boys middle looks like a nice young lady.
     
  3. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    But there are four of them.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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.
     
  5. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the last one is definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. I was hoping I only had one cockerel. Oh my... what to do with...
     
  7. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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  8. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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. [​IMG]
     
  10. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Cynthia. I'll be back in another week.
     

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