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Is this a Splash Orpington? Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melissathib, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased this baby on May 28 and was told by the seller that she is a Splash Orpington and is a hen. Does that look right? Thanks!

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    not a splash, it looks like a lavender orpington or a blue orpington
    she does look like a hen
     
  3. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    This sounds crazy, but how could I tell the difference between lavender and blue? She's a light dusty gray color right now, if that helps.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is it? If it was a little chick at purchase, that's a cockerel.
     
  5. melissathib

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    I bought it on May 28 and was told that it was around 2 - 3 weeks old. Not a little chick but not very big, either. Based on that, I estimate her to be around 6 or 7 weeks old now.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel. Pullets won't get red in the comb until they reach point of lay, 4 months at the earliest.
     
  7. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, that makes me so sad! I really wanted this one to be a hen! Too pretty to give up! Now I'm looking at possibly 3 roosters! Not good!
     
  8. Poultry parent

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    for some size reference these chicks are 8 weeks old
     
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  9. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if this will help or hurt the roo verdict, but I just took this picture to see if it clears anything up.

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  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry still a Cockerel :( Lavender although I see a black feather on it's chest? The white one looking Cockerel too :(
     

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