i have an about 19 week old Lavender orpington. I’m thinking it’s a rooster from tail formation. No crow yet, does the neck ruffled thing roosters do when trying to be tough.
(S)He has a laundry list of problems but I thought I’d start with, is this a Roo?
I can't make out the saddle feathers (poor eyesight)... but if that were a cockerel it should be actively trying to mate. Can you get a better pic?
That does seem like a fairly tall comb for an Orp and is a typical cockerel stance... So I probably agree with others and currently think cockerel. They don't earn their rooster badge until one year old.
I actually have him isolated now, this bird hasn’t always walked a little wobbly, which I assumed was from being awkwardly sized or just an abnormality- but today he’s not walking much so I’m observing him for any other signs and how to treat. Thought I should start first with “is this a pullet or cockerel” first. I started to really think Roo this week as tail feathers started to fill in. (When I got her all the tail feathers were broken!)