Gender of a bunch of 8 week olds??

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I have 15 chickens that are 8 weeks old. I'm pretty sure on the gender of some, but no idea about others. I have 5 purebred lavender orpingtons and the rest are backyard mix. I'm curious if you know what breeds they could be, but not too worried about that part. Just a guessing game if you have any ideas on breed or gender! I don't think I have decent pictures of everyone yet, but I'll post what I've got so far!
First, the lavenders:
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Next my 3 black ones:
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i think this is Shadow in the front and Ebony in behind. The one I think it's a pullet has longer trail feathers...
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their feathers are actually a shimmery green/blue/purpley color
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and I don't think I actually have a good pic of the third black one.
Next some white ones:
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next is Cecily Parsley beside Ivory. I think pullet for Cecily? Hard to see in the pic sorry!
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i *think* Ivory is my only white cockerel??
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last but not least, my brown/reddish ones:
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and another of Sally Henny Penny,a bit blurry
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And that's all I have for now, I think I'm missing Alice, my last white one, and Midnight, my other black one. But the black ones are still hard for me to tell apart! Let the guessing begin! :)
 

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Fauna, Smalls, and Ebony are most likely pullets.

Sunshine and River could be pullets, but they are probably cockerels.

All the rest are most likely cockerels.

River is actually blue, not lavender, and may not be an Orpington due to leg color.

The breed of the black ones, Tigerlily, and Ivory will become clearer in time.

The other white ones and Sally are Easter eggers or Easter egger mixes.
 

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Here's Midnight. I'm thinking another cockerel. And then the white one in all of these is Alice. I think she has a paler comb and is smaller than the rest of the white ones... So hopefully pullet??
 

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Here's Midnight. I'm thinking another cockerel. And then the white one in all of these is Alice. I think she has a paler comb and is smaller than the rest of the white ones... So hopefully pullet??
The black one is a cockerel. The white Easter egger is looking like a pullet so far.
 

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Does incubator temperature affect male vs. female outcome?? Lol.. How do I get more pullets?!
Temperature only works with reptiles. Most hatches are going to be around 50/50. You are right on with your guesses on sex. You do have quite a few males. Good luck...
 

Pippin quail

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Fauna, Smalls, and Ebony are most likely pullets.

Sunshine and River could be pullets, but they are probably cockerels.

All the rest are most likely cockerels.

River is actually blue, not lavender, and may not be an Orpington due to leg color.

The breed of the black ones, Tigerlily, and Ivory will become clearer in time.

The other white ones and Sally are Easter eggers or Easter egger mixes.
Do you think the black ones could be black Orpingtons? The guy I got the eggs from sold me a dozen lavender orps. But I only have 5 (well apparently 4 and 1 blue.) I'm sure more than 5 of those eggs hatched.. And then I'm almost 100% sure I had more than 2 of my backyard mix dozen, NOT hatch. Which means some of my lavender eggs had to have had something else besides lavenders...I can't recall which chicks came from which eggs, but I know he was also selling black Orpington eggs and chicks. Maybe his black rooster got to his lavenders or he just gave me whatever eggs he had that day... 🤔
 

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Temperature only works with reptiles. Most hatches are going to be around 50/50. You are right on with your guesses on sex. You do have quite a few males. Good luck...
Well not sure if I'm right on. I was thinking only one of my white ones was a cockerel, but now others are saying most of them are.. Haha. And I now notice darker red combs on some, so they could be right. I'm hoping there's more pullets than it seems though! Lol
 

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