7 week old Lavender Orpington --boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hyzenthlay, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, can you confirm for me whether this 7.5 week old Lav Orp is a cockerel or pullet? I'm fairly certain he's a boy, but before I post him on Craigslist I thought I'd just get a few more opinions. For reference, the Buff Orp behind him in the second and last pictures is the same age, and clearly a pullet. Thanks!

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At 7 weeks that is a cockerel - are you certain of the age, though, as he looks rather large and developed for 7-7.5 weeks.
     
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  3. Cel45

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  4. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, @Cel45 .

    @Ol Grey Mare , yep, hatched on 9/11! He is noticeably bigger and heavier than the other two I got that day, the buff orp and an olive egger (welsummer/CCL)--not hugely bigger, but definitely about 20% larger. He looked more substantive as a day-old, too--same baby down as the others, but a little larger. He also seems a bit more assertive than the others. If he's definitely a boy, he has to go, since I have a lot of neighbors and am already stuck with another cockerel who was supposed to be a pullet. Very handsome, but too noisy for the city....
     
  5. donrae

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    Yep, cockerel.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

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    Too bad you have to part with such a nice, healthy boy --- but definitely understand. Hope you can find a good placement for him.
     
  7. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( Thanks! I agree--I'd love to keep him, but I don't want to rock the boat with my neighbors....
     
  8. drumstick diva

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    Out to pasture
    handsome cockerel
     
  9. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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