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12 week old Lavender Orpington gender. Help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Contrastphoto, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Contrastphoto

    Contrastphoto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am kinda thinking I have two boys and a girl, but am not sure. What do you all think?

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    This is a close up of the one in question:
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  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually sex my orps by how fast the tail feathers come in. A pullets will come in much faster. Any idea how this one feathered out? I would guess pullet at this point.
     
  3. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to have to go with pullet. [​IMG] I believe you are right about the other two.
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I'm gonna be different and say cockerel- look at those feet!
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like it could go eaither way at this point. if you still cant tell by 16 weeks repost pics...i want to say pullet but those hackles look rooish
     
  7. Contrastphoto

    Contrastphoto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, I don't remember how the tail came in... I will try to remember that for the spring when I start hatching. Can you wing sex the Lavender orps.? Yeah for pullet!!! The other pullet was a week chick that I had to help a little... I know that I shouldn't have but I did, so I was hoping that is why she was maturing slower. I will repost in a month if I still can't figure out. I will have to compare the feet when I put them up for the day to see if I can tell a difference.

    Thanks for all you help.

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  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I think the one in question is a pullet - the comb and wattles are way too small for a 12 week old roo.
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:x2 I have them and she looks just like my girls did at that age...made me nervous as she was pinkening up-but never got the huge wattles or comb.. phew.
     
  10. anniesmom

    anniesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:x2 I have them and she looks just like my girls did at that age...made me nervous as she was pinkening up-but never got the huge wattles or comb.. phew.

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