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Four out of five ROOs?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bootsNbirds, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. bootsNbirds

    bootsNbirds Chirping

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    Just hoping I'm wrong.... I got 5 Lavender Orpingtons 3 months ago. After giving them a long hard look tonight, I think that FOUR of them may be roosters! And the fifth is a midget, there's something wrong with it. [​IMG]

    Any chance that this is just how Lav Orp pullets look at 12 weeks? [​IMG] (they all look exactly the same)

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from someone who grew up in Denair!

    Sorry, but that's a cockerel.
     
  3. bootsNbirds

    bootsNbirds Chirping

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    Oh, thanks for the welcome [​IMG]

    Welll crap.... Does anybody want a roo? [​IMG] I guess I'll just have to concentrate on breeding my BBS Orps.
     
  4. bootsNbirds

    bootsNbirds Chirping

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    Or can I use one of the roos to breed to one of the BBS and get more lavender chicks?
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    Breed him to your blacks. All resulting offspring will be black but carry lavender. Then the following season breed those pullets back to the lavender male. That breeding will give you 50% lavender and 50% black carrying lavender.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Yup, that's a cockerel.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  8. bootsNbirds

    bootsNbirds Chirping

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    Quote: Oh ok, at least they're not a total waste. Thanks! I'm only scratching the surface of all this breeding & genetics stuff, so it's really helpful to have it all spelled out. :) What happens if you breed Lavender to Blue or Splash? Just more splash?
     

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