Lavender Orp... pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HamletAndEggs, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. HamletAndEggs

    HamletAndEggs In the Brooder

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    Hi All!! This is my first post on BYC and my first 2 months with chickens... LOVE them so much already!! All of my chicks were purchased just days-old, now all about 7 weeks old. Here’s a pic of both my Buff and Lav Orpington taken today. I hunch the lavender cutie named Viola might actually be a Romeo! Anyone want to weigh in? Obvious difference in comb and wattle development, but could this one still be a pullet maturing sooner?
     

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  2. KahKaDoodleDo22

    KahKaDoodleDo22 In the Brooder

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    Definitely a roo on the left!
     
  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I'm thinking the lavender is most likely a little cockerel :hmm
     
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  4. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    x3 the lavender is a cockerel
     
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  5. HamletAndEggs

    HamletAndEggs In the Brooder

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    Does anyone think it’s too soon to tell? That’s what a few chicken keeping neighbors are telling me! But the replies I’m getting are confirming my suspicions!
     
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  6. MysticChocobo

    MysticChocobo Chai Tea Latte

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    7 weeks is just the right time to tell, the Lavender is definitely a rooster.
     
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  7. 8 Chicks 1967

    8 Chicks 1967 Songster

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    One of each
     
  8. HamletAndEggs

    HamletAndEggs In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I’ve have 12 young chickens, hoping for pullets… but I knew that the odds of having a roo or two in the group we’re high with the many different breeds I chose (only 2 sex linked). Crossing my fingers that he is not too aggressive. We live in a predator-rich area of Oregon, so no free ranging for these birds! We’ll see... thanks again!
     
  9. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    How is he so far? How does he behave around people?

    Oh, and welcome to your next great time suck (BYC)!!! We're so happy to have you and your flock join us! Beautiful birds! :love:welcome
     
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  10. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    :welcome

    Your lavender is a roo, your buff is a pullet.
    I have a buff orpington around that age too! :love
     

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