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Approximately 4 Week old Lavender Orpington chicks - boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FlmChick, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. FlmChick

    FlmChick New Egg

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    I have two lavender orpington chicks that we are trying to guess the gender of. Anyone want to take a guess? I know it's early!! [​IMG] Chick #2 is larger than Chick #1 if that means anything.



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    #2 body

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    Thanks!

    Angie
    new chick mom of 10 (chicken math happened right out the gate)
     
  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they both looks like hens
     
  3. They seem to be hens, if you want to be sure, look at the end of their back ( area before the tail starts and the back ends) for a round bump, it's an oil gland and only roosters have it.
     
  4. hollyertley

    hollyertley Out Of The Brooder

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    they are very beautiful orpys. I am sure these two are pullets. Look at the dainty way they hold their heads and their combs are light colored and not so pronounced.
     
  5. FlmChick

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    Yay!! No bumps on their back!!

    Thanks everyone!

    Angie
     
  6. well, it's more around the tail then the back... It's at their crossroads, above the butt.
     
  7. FlmChick

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    Update-they are both girls. Thanks for your help!!

    Angie
     
  8. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hell yeah i was right haha
     
  9. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want one!
     
  10. kprusac

    kprusac Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as the oil gland, I just read another post on here that said both had oil glands, hens have to waterproof their feathers as well... I'm a little confused now... :)
     

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