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5 Lavender Orpington chicks--4 weeks old. Pullet or Roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahandbray, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Songster

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    Some of the chicks are SO OBVIOUS at this point...the Brown Leghorns have HUGE red combs vs. yellow small combs.
    But what about these Lavender Orps? Sorry the pics aren't great--they wanted back with the flock in the worst way! Not my most photogenic birds!!!

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  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Songster

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    I think #1 and #5 are cockerels. #2 and #4 are pullets. #3 could go either way, but I'm leaning towards cockerel. At this age though, I'm mostly guessing. It should be a lot easier to tell the difference in about 2 weeks. Definitely watch for them to develop little pink wattles. That will likely be the first clue to finding the boys.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    It is somewhat young to tell for sure with them. However, I'm leaning towards #5 and #1 being cockerels.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    #5 looks like a cockerel for sure. I'm also thinking that #3 is one, and possibly #1.
     
  5. PoultryQueen101

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    #2 + #5 look like cockerels to me, while the others look like pullets xD
     

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