3 Lavender Orpington Chicks Can you Tell Gender by Feathering?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JensMaverick, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chirping

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    I have three 2 week old Lavender Orpington chicks. One of the chicks is not feathering out as fast as the other two. It barely has a tail, the other two have tails. The two with tails are feathered more and are bigger. The one without a tail is smaller has less yellow coloring and is more meek. Any guesses as to their gender?

    Chick1, Chick2, Chick3 (from left to right). Chick3 has pretty much non-existent tail.
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    Chick2 and Chick1 on top with tails. Chick3 bottom no tail.
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    Chick1 and Chick2
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    Chick1, Chick2, Chick3
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    Here are some photos of their wing feathering at only a couple days old.

    Chick1 and Chick2 feathers look like this:
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    Chick3 feathers looked like this:
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    Thanks in advance!
     

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Orpingtons are not a breed that can be feather sexed.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agreed
     
  4. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chirping

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    Bummer. I thought maybe they could since they were so distinctly different. Sigh...
     

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