Does my 2 month old lavender orpington look like a roo?

cheepcheepnash

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I have a 9 week old lavender oprington that I bought as a sexed female chick from a hatchery. Does she look like a roo? She's larger than my salmon faverolle and of course the two bantams, but I don't have another orpington to compare her to. She just seems big to me and I've wondered about her little wattles developing. Do you think she could be a rooster? In the second picture, she had just fluffed up her feathers, so she does look a little larger than she actually is in that picture.

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I have a 9 week old lavender oprington that I bought as a sexed female chick from a hatchery. Does she look like a roo? She's larger than my salmon faverolle and of course the two bantams, but I don't have another orpington to compare her to. She just seems big to me and I've wondered about her little wattles developing. Do you think she could be a rooster? In the second picture, she had just fluffed up her feathers, so she does look a little larger than she actually is in that picture.

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I’m basing my response on my black: Lavender Orpingtons that are a cross but full Orpington. Yours is awfully large for two months I might say just guessing from these pics. That one pic looks extremely large for 8 weeks old. The pullets I have did not develop all their combs and waddles as much as your birds have until they were at around 12 weeks. I will try to post a pic of them at that time if I have one. They are all pullets. I don’t own any males. Good luck determining the sex of your bird. I really think she is a pullet. My pics are not good cause I had to take them at night. Sorry. I can try again tomorrow.
 

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cheepcheepnash

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Thank you all! I so appreciate it. I will wait and see. I surely hope she is a pullet! I live in the city and can't keep roosters, and my porcelain d'uccle absolutely loves this lavender orpington. I'd hate to separate them. I so appreciate all of your help!
 

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