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Update on Lavender Orpingtons and Ameraucanas, now 6 weeks old!

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Hello there  So I posted a few weeks ago about our lavender Orpingtons, and two Ameraucanas :D  At the time, I was just starting to have some guesses about what sex they were :)  Now they are all 6 weeks old, and it's starting to become pretty obvious in some cases, but not so much in others :) It's no matter any way, for the record, the guessing is really just for fun, though I really want at least one Orpington pullet.  So here's what I have, and what my guesses are-

 

Oh yeah, that's definitely a boy! 

 

 

 

My money is on pullet.  Her comb and wattles are barely developed, and she's very sweet and docile.  If I'm correct, her name is going to be Odette :D

 

This one is somewhere in between.  I'm going to guess it's a roo...but it seems like it could still go either way?  Maybe it's like a 70/30 chance in favor of being a roo? LOL  Thoughts?  Could it still be a pullet or definitely no?

 

And then this one is also in between, but has less comb and wattle development than the other one still in question.  I think it's probably 70/30 in favor of being a pullet :)  Thoughts?

 

And then the two oddballs.  Charlie is a Wheaten Ameraucana (from a breeder, not a hatchery).  I'm guessing pullet, because the coloring is right, and there is still almost no comb development.  Not going to have a great beard, I'm guessing, but it is starting to feather out.  Looking adorable and awkward!

 

And this one is Scout, a Black x Lavender Ameraucana, though it's looking like he unfortunately has a clean face.  It doesn't really matter, though, not intending to breed.  My money is on him being a boy.  It's just a guess, I know they're just about impossible to sex at this age.  He does have a bit of a comb coming in, and he's always been very noisy and bold.  So yeah, can't wait to see what happens!

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Rooster, hen, rooster, probably rooster, hen, rooster.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 3/17/16 at 3:09pm
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Cockerel

Pullet

Cockerel

Not sure-maybe cockerel

Probably pullet

Probably pullet


Edited by Mountain Peeps - 3/17/16 at 4:07pm
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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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Sweet! Thanks for the input, I'll hold off on the non gender neutral names, then :D  Accept for Odette, and I suppose I could name the definite cockerel...possibly Jean Lafitte?

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Awesome, thank you!  Wouldn't it be great to get two Ameraucana pullets?  <3 <3 <3   We'll see!!

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Sweet! Thanks for the input, I'll hold off on the non gender neutral names, then :D  Accept for Odette, and I suppose I could name the definite cockerel...possibly Jean Lafitte?


Or you could name them all names that work either way like: Jessie, Aspen, Gray, Quinn, Sage or Winter. (I know, random:lau)

F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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Good idea :D I want to name all of the Lavender Orpingtons French names, I'll need to look up some gender neutral ones :D  And I can always rename them...it doesn't seem like the birds care one way or another LOL.  The definite roo is probably going to be Jean Lafitte (or if I have multiple roos, I'll see which one I like best and then name him that), and the definite pullet is going to be Odette.  Maybe Yves for another one...and then maybe Monet for the last one? Hmmm...

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I do love all of those names, though!!  I totally had a pet rat named Aspen :D

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Good idea :D I want to name all of the Lavender Orpingtons French names, I'll need to look up some gender neutral ones :D  And I can always rename them...it doesn't seem like the birds care one way or another LOL.  The definite roo is probably going to be Jean Lafitte (or if I have multiple roos, I'll see which one I like best and then name him that), and the definite pullet is going to be Odette.  Maybe Yves for another one...and then maybe Monet for the last one? Hmmm...

 

 

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I do love all of those names, though!!  I totally had a pet rat named Aspen :D

I love that idea! And yes, you can always rename them if you have to.

Thanks!:P

F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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