Do anyone have a pic of a 6 week old Lav Orp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by suzeqf, May 17, 2011.

  1. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two and I think they are both roo's if anyone has a pic of a 6 week old roo and hen I would greatly appreciate seeing it. My camera is acting weird and all the pics i take come out very blurry.

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  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    The way I can generally tell, but not always, is that the pullets tend to get a substantial tail early, whereas the boys get wings and no tail for some time.
     
  3. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the bigger of the two has very nice tail and the smaller ones has a much shorter tail but both have reddish combs but no waddles as of yet
     
  4. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    From my personal experience of raising lavender orps, you really never can tell until they leg and egg or crow. (never assume anything!) I have had some pullets look pink at a very young age making me think they were cockerels but turned out to be pullets. I have had cockerels have combs stay light colored till they were ready to crow at 7 months old. Some cockerel don't even get saddle feathers till they are way older, just a bird to bird case I guess. I think with them still being a project there is no definite to telling who is who at a young age. Again just my personal experiences. [​IMG]
     
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks either way they are very beautiful birds and if they turn out to be boys i'll just have to get them a few girls
     

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