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3 Lavender Orpington Chicks Can you Tell Gender by Feathering?

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I have three 2 week old Lavender Orpington chicks.  One of the chicks is not feathering out as fast as the other two.  It barely has a tail, the other two have tails.  The two with tails are feathered more and are bigger.  The one without a tail is smaller has less yellow coloring and is more meek.  Any guesses as to their gender?

 

Chick1, Chick2, Chick3 (from left to right).  Chick3 has pretty much non-existent tail.

 

Chick2 and Chick1 on top with tails.  Chick3 bottom no tail.

 

Chick1 and Chick2

 

Chick1, Chick2, Chick3

 

 

Here are some photos of their wing feathering at only a couple days old.

 

Chick1 and Chick2 feathers look like this:

 

Chick3 feathers looked like this:

 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 4

Orpingtons are not a breed that can be feather sexed.

post #3 of 4

agreed

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Bummer.  I thought maybe they could since they were so distinctly different.  Sigh...  

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