17 Week Lavender Orpingtons - pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by midge5000, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. midge5000

    midge5000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone want to weigh in? The first one has some curvy neck feathers, but they aren't really pointy. But everything else still says "pullet" to me. I'm curious to what folks who are more experienced with this breed will say.
    Thanks for your help!


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  2. orrpeople

    orrpeople Learning... by making mistakes. Premium Member

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    Beautiful! I think pullet because of her "bustle" feathers - Orpington boys get big tails, orp girls wear bustles! :)
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pullets. The lavender gene can cause problems with feathering so that may be why the 1st pullet has those curly feathers.
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They are pullets. At 17 weeks of age any cockerels would have obvious saddle feathers.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    beautiful pullets
     
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  6. midge5000

    midge5000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! Yay! Y'all have made my day. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!
     

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