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Lavender Orp Sexing help please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksbratton, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. ksbratton

    ksbratton Out Of The Brooder

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    This is supposed to be a sexed lavender Orpington pullet. She is 7 wks old. Please assure me that she is a she and try not to make me cry. I already have one mis-sexed chick already [​IMG]

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  2. ambergds

    ambergds Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going with cockerel. A hen would not have any red in the face at that age. Sorry!
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't give up yet as Orpingtons are tricky. Some breeders rely solely on the development of sex feathers and do not rely on combs or wattles as indicators (though my boys were sprouting wattles at 2 and a half weeks). There's a Lavender Orpington Thread that near the end has photos comparing 6 week old cockerels and pullets. Or post on that thread for more expert opinions.
     
  4. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no hope. Sorry to tell you. It is a roo.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I believe it's a cockerel also
     
  6. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I'm leaning more toward cockeral too, but don't give up hope entirely. Her body shape seems more hen-ish to me. Orpingtons can be buggers.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, cockerel.

    Slow maturing cockerels can be mistaken for pullets, but birds this young with that much comb and wattles are cockerels.
     

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