5 Day Old Lavender Orpingtons...any guesses on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Daisy May, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Daisy May

    Daisy May Out Of The Brooder

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    The one of the left is actually a mottled lavender. The two on the far right have more yellow down on their chest and hatched a whole 12-18 hours before the other two which are in the middle. The two in the middle have down that is a bit darker on their heads. I've read a lot about sexing orpingtons and it seems that it is one of the trickier breeds. There is even less on Lavender Orpingtons. All 5 have the same feather development on their wings.

    Any advice or guesses would be appreciated!
     
  2. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably won't be able to tell until they're about six weeks. Even then that's pretty early.
    Best of luck
     
  3. Wyandottes7

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is too young to tell gender. I'd recommend posting some new photos of them when they're 6-8 weeks old. Cute chicks!
     
  5. Daisy May

    Daisy May Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I think they are adorable myself. Already very sweet.

    I know it's too early to tell definitively...just love the guessing game and then tracking my accuracy.

    My guess is the two on the right are cockerels. We'll see if I'm right...
     

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