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

LaFleche

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I think it might be a cockerel as I can see a pointed feather right above the beak and the hackles suggest cockerel too:

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Eva2020

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I think a pullet, but you might just have to wait a few more weeks until she/he grows more. Such a beautiful chicken!
 

thepick4uchicks

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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!
As promised I have taken good pictures of all three of my 19 week old pullets. They are all in various stages of pinks and red hues I guess you could say about their growth and development of their combs and waddles. So I got good views of all three from different angles. Kind of difficult with nine birds at my feet. Ignore the pajama pants. They love them and my boots. They love to congregate at my feet at all times. Hope they help you determine what your girl is...😊
 

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thepick4uchicks

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Now I’m thinking I have 1-2 lavender
Roosters afterall. They’re a little over 2 months.
Yes! These Lavender Orpington threads are beginning to get popular by the way. There was another one going today also but theirs was a cuckoo cockerel not an Orp and handsome dood also. For other interested reading it was under the thread entitled simply “Lavendar Orpington”. You can see that yours like mine have the true black legs and feet like they should and they are more thick and the bird is simply chunkier and more heavy in the chest and more broad and heavy set like the Orpingtons should be to fit the breed standard. As Dual purpose birds you would want some meat on their bones if you were going to roast them etc , however I couldn’t see myself eating my big Black Onyx, Black Betty, or Aunt Jemima. They are too pretty to eat. I don’t see how anyone could have ever raised them to eat. I know that sounds whimsy but they are just so pretty.
 

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