Lavender Australorp Mister or Miss?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cgreen, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. cgreen

    cgreen New Egg

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    Hi, I was wondering if this chick is old enough to tell if it's a he or she? I'm guessing it's between 5-6 weeks old? Thanks! [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Too young to tell. Try posting updated photos when the chick is 8-12 weeks of age. So far it's not screaming cockerel. Also, that bird is Blue, not Lavender.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The patchiness of the Blue, leads me to think cockerel, but it's still too young to be sure.
     
  5. cgreen

    cgreen New Egg

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    Here is a updated image of him/her. Any ideas? Thanks for your input!
     
  6. cgreen

    cgreen New Egg

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    I also have this black copper maran I'm curious about? Look like a female?
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Still too young to tell much.
     
  8. cgreen

    cgreen New Egg

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    Updated picture. She/he's getting some more feathers around her head.
     
  9. Lincityfarmette

    Lincityfarmette Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of my Lavender Orpington 16 wks. Roo I spotted early with long and distinct hackle feathers. If patchy dark spots are indicator too, got 'em., plus comb and wattle developed early. Not an expert just studied info online. My Pet Chicken confirms Roo.
     
  10. Lincityfarmette

    Lincityfarmette Out Of The Brooder

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    Roo photo LO didn't transmit. New try...[​IMG][/B]
     

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