6 week old mixed breeds + lav orps

impr3

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I have 7 mixed breeds and 3 lavender orps, all now 6 weeks old. Several are clearly roosters at this point, so I was hoping they might all be identifiable to a more trained eye. Thus I'm seeking out the expertise of those on here :) . I'd love y'all's input on my guesses. In most cases, the breed is also a guess so feel free to weigh in if you think I'm wrong on that. Thanks! And apologies for the crummy pics, they are almost never still...

Asa:
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Pretty definitely a roo. Australorp x splash Ameraucana. Sorry the pic is so out of focus, I had more in focus ones but none were quite as cute!

Brenn:
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Hen? Purebred Lavender Orp.

Che:
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Hen? Polish x splash Ameraucana.

Dani:
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Hen? French Copper Maran x splash Ameraucana.

El:
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Pretty confident this is a roo. Lavender Orpington.

Frida:
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Hen? French Copper Maran x splash Ameraucana

Henri:
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Hen? French Copper Maran x splash Ameraucana

Irri:
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Roo? French Copper Maran x splash Ameraucana. The comb is redder than the picture captures and this one is mean (to the other chickens, never to me).

Koh:
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Hen? Polish x splash Ameraucana. Koh is the friendliest and most inquisitive of the bunch so I'm biased in wanting her/him to be a hen...

Lu:
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Hen? Lavender Orpington. Looks a little roo-ish to me with the pink wattles but not even close to as much as El who is also a Lavender Orp so I'm going by comparison and guessing hen.

Thanks for your input!
 

TheOddOneOut

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Wait, is Henri behind Asa in Asa’s pic?
If so, Henri is also male, as that bird behind Asa has a male-specific pattern.
 

EmmaRainboe

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I agree with you on most but am pretty sure Henri and Koh are male.
 

impr3

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Wait, is Henri behind Asa in Asa’s pic?
If so, Henri is also male, as that bird behind Asa has a male-specific pattern.

Yeah, that's Henri in the background. Out of interest, what is the male-specific pattern?

I was kind of worried Henri might be a roo as Irri picks on him and Asa mercilessly and I was guessing it might be a roo dominance thing. Poor Henri's bald spot is pretty visible in Asa's pic. Irri will definitely be the first into the stock pot unless he mellows out considerably!

I guess this puts me at 5 roosters: Asa, El, Henri, Irri, and Koh. 5:5 seems a reasonable balance for the hatch. I'll let y'all know in a month or so whether this turns out to be accurate.
 

TheOddOneOut

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Yeah, that's Henri in the background. Out of interest, what is the male-specific pattern?

I was kind of worried Henri might be a roo as Irri picks on him and Asa mercilessly and I was guessing it might be a roo dominance thing. Poor Henri's bald spot is pretty visible in Asa's pic. Irri will definitely be the first into the stock pot unless he mellows out considerably!

I guess this puts me at 5 roosters: Asa, El, Henri, Irri, and Koh. 5:5 seems a reasonable balance for the hatch. I'll let y'all know in a month or so whether this turns out to be accurate.
A male specific pattern is a brightly colored, patchy pattern females can’t have. Like this:
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But there are also female specific patterns that males can‘t have. Like this. This gentle, pencilled ombré is not something males have.
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