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How long before you can tell what sex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eliz, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Songster

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    When will I be able to tell the sex on some blue, black, and lavender Orpingtons?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    You can usually get a pretty good idea on the sex of most chickens by around 4 wks. Of course, the older they get the more obvious it becomes.

    Just curious, but how did you get your hands on some Lavender Orpingtons??? [​IMG]
     
  3. Eliz

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    I will be getting an order from Gordie this week and he said they would have 3 colors (black, blue, and lavender) [​IMG]
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    Quote:I'm sorry, but who's Gordie? I would LOVE to have some Lavenders, so that's why I'm asking! [​IMG]
     
  5. Eliz

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    Here is one of the many pages about Gordie and what he produces!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34900

    Just do a search for Gordie on here and you can read so much more. I don't know him presonally but after hearing so many great things about him I feel like I do.

    I will know more about what colors I will have when I get them this week.

    I can't decide how long I am going to keep them before I will be selling everyone but the 2 that I can only keep. I want a roo and a hen out of this bunch but you know how that goes! [​IMG]
     

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