Females? (I hope so)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by savannahchick, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. savannahchick

    savannahchick New Egg

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    I just got these today. They are both 3 wk old. The lighter one is a lavender Orpington. The darker one is a lav orp/ black australorp cross. Any thoughts on them being male or female? They both have really small
    combs and I can't notice an signs of wattles. But I'm new to chicken world. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Much too young
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under savannahchick [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, too soon to tell but definitely cute!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I agree, they're too young to be able to tell for sure. Give them another 2-3 weeks.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, savannahchick, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community!
     
  7. savannahchick

    savannahchick New Egg

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    Sooooo, not sure if this is normal or I just got a naughty one, but the black one loves to "fly". Like she (hopefully) jumps super high flapping her wings and she can already get out of her 2 ft tall brooder. I draped a thin blanket over the top as a cover and that keeps her in. But as soon as I uncover the corner she comes running and jumps up. And off offer my hand, she jumps up and perches. And now her sister (hopefully) is trying too. Supposedly these weren't handled very much so maybe I have a super outgoing girl OR does this mean it's more likely to be a rooster? OR are they older than what I was told which was 3 weeks?
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    That just sounds like normal behavior to me...just be sure their brooder is kept covered but still allows plenty of ventilation.
     

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