Am I a he or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pinkribbons4, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. pinkribbons4

    pinkribbons4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello...my name is Ellie (or I might be Elliot). I am a 5 week old (well I will be on Tuesday), Lemon Cuckoo Orpington. My Mom and Dad thought I was a girl, because that's how I was sexed...but now they are starting to think I might be a boy...so I'm wondering if you could help us figure out the mystery...Thanks [​IMG]

    P.S. If you could tell us what makes you think so, that would be very helpful too!

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I'm guessing cockerel.


    The cockerel in this picture is the one looking down. His wattles and comb was a bit more developed than the pullet with her head up. The chick way in the back is a pullet, too.
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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    boy because of redness in comb and the cuckoo pattern only shows up on boys in the lemon cuckoo orps
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    well Lothiriel, I am glad you showed me cause I've only seen it on the males, which is why I haven't gotten any lol
    might have to get some now[​IMG]
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I know.... First time I ever saw the Lemon Cuckoo variety I was stunned, and have been wanting some ever since.
     
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  7. pinkribbons4

    pinkribbons4 Out Of The Brooder

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    So the pinkness in the comb is a dead giveway, huh?! When will we know for sure? When he/she starts crowing? Man, I didn't want to end up with TWO roosters :( Just found out yesterday after I heard a crow that my little Lulu, a black polish, is actually a Louie!
     

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