EE and Lavender Orpington

mimibug

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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!!!!






Do you see the saddle feathers?!?!?






 

Lothiriel

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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...
 
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mimibug

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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!


 

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