2+ week old lavender orpingtons

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cuckoo mama, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. cuckoo mama

    cuckoo mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's not the best picture but at a glance how many little roos would you say are in this pic[​IMG]
     
  2. cuckoo mama

    cuckoo mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd pic[​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Much too early to tell with any authority. If someone tells you so and so many cockerels now, you very likely to end up getting rid of future pullets as well.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    WAY TOO YOUNG and agree with drumstick diva but I have my guesses...Post again when they're at least 6 - 8wks.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree it's too young, especially with Orpingtons. Some of them will fool you even til a few months old.
     
  6. tlzimmerman

    tlzimmerman Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know how many cockerels or pullets, but I want them all regardless :).
     
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  7. cuckoo mama

    cuckoo mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of them have pink patches where their wattles will be. Would that be a good sign or do they tend to color up in the face faster than other breeds.
     
  8. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an experienced backyard flock owner, but have hatched a few Orpingtons in the past 3 years. This breed is slow to mature. What I have observed though is that cockerels will color their combs and wattles earlier independently of the size of their comb.
    Your chicks look very cute. I love lavender Orpingtons!
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    At this age, there are no definite cockerels. I would post new photos when the chicks are at least 6-8 weeks old.
     

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