19 week Lavender Orpington pullet?

Stacinfl

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0A85896B-4065-4BB2-B05C-F33B07263206.jpeg 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?
 

EggSighted4Life

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neck ruffled thing roosters do when trying to be tough.
Females do that to.

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?

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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. :)
 

Stacinfl

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Feb 22, 2018
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714423F8-3219-47BC-9BC2-33848533E3AD.jpeg 714423F8-3219-47BC-9BC2-33848533E3AD.jpeg 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!)
 

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