EE and Lavender Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mimibug, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. mimibug

    mimibug Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone can tell if these are hens or roos? I THINK the EE is a rooster, but when we got "her", we were told she's a pullet. She's about 17 weeks now and has yet to crow. Our Lavender came to us unsexed and he/she has been really slow to grow. (S)he is 14 weeks old. A couple of our other hens has started laying eggs and we were wondering if we should keep them apart. Thanks!!!! [​IMG]

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    Do you see the saddle feathers?!?!?
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  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    the EE looks like a roo to me
     
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  3. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    The EE looks like my roo...except not bearded.
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    The lavender orp is a hen.
     
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  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The EE is a roo. The tail feathers coming in are green for one thing.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm on the fence with that EE... My girl Iris has green on her black tail feathers. A lot of black breeds/breeds with black feathering have a green and/or purple sheen on both sexes. So I don't go by that. The comb looks slightly boyish, but not big enough for a 17 week old cockerel. I think I may see a few saddle feathers though...

    Could you maybe get a picture of that one standing by itself?

    I don't have experience with Orpingtons so I won't guess that one. Looks girly though... [​IMG]
     
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  6. mimibug

    mimibug Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of our EE standing up. Not a great pic, but she won't stand still long enough! [​IMG]

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  7. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pretty sure that's a roo. The coloring is more patchy than a pullet should be. I could be wrong though.
     

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