8 week Lavender Orpingtons..Need help sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Duemig10, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Lavs are about 8 weeks old.We know there are definitely 2 roos. The 2 roos that we know for sure are number 3 & 7...Just hoping for more hens

    Thanks

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Keep an eye on 5, but otherwise yes, so far 3 and 7 are your definite boys. [​IMG] If you want to keep a boy though, I'd keep #3 so far.
     
  3. CrazyNMS1

    CrazyNMS1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 four week old lavender orpingtons. They were wing sexed at hatch as pullets. At four weeks, if one has a bigger comb, should I assume this is a cockerel or wait it out? I will get pics this evening. The comb is not pink, just larger than the other chicks. Thanks!
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    4 & 5 are a bit suspicious, everyone else looks like a pullet so far.


    Wing sexing is only possible in a sex linked cross of fast feathering male X slow feathering female. Not something that can happen in pure Orpingtons. Anyone who claims to sell wing sexed birds that did not come from a sex linked cross is selling mislabeled straight run. Larger comb does not always mean rooster but it can be an early indicator.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. CrazyNMS1

    CrazyNMS1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay. I'm posting a pic of my 4.5 week olds. Thoughts on sex at this point or too early? Thank you![​IMG]
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    X's 3 QueenMisha.
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Too early. Try again when they are 8-12 weeks of age.
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Too early for me.
     
  10. Run Wild

    Run Wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 & 2 look like pullet, 3 certainly appears to be a roo, and 4 looks like another hen. 5 & 7 possible roo, 6 looks like hen though.
     

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