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does anyone know if this is a hen or roo???

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it is suppose to be a lav orp. thought it was a roo but..... not sure of the age though i have ad it for a month and a half. any help would be appreciated

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post #2 of 6

We will need a full body shot that shows the bird in side profile so that we can see the entire bird.  Also, you have had it for 6 weeks (give or take) but how old was it when you got it - if you are not sure tell us whether it was fuzzy like a day-old chick, feathered on the wings and a little on the chest but not the head or feathered all over with no fuzz anywhere -- age is very important in sexing immature birds as characteristics that can mean pullet at one age can mean cockerel at another.

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post #3 of 6
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ok side view

 

this is what it looked like when i got him

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post #4 of 6

Looks like a pullet to me. Orpingtons can fool you, though, and not knowing the age makes it harder to say pullet for sure. 

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post #5 of 6

possible pullet   - the best I can do

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post #6 of 6
It was well feathered when you got it, track another month an a half (time you've had it)on to that and I'd feel safe saying pullet.
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