lavender Orpington, 5 wks, Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jmac613, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Jmac613

    Jmac613 New Egg

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    Hello all, I could use your opinions. My lavender Orpington, Violet, will be 5 weeks on the 7th. Does she/he look like a roo or pullet? Your opinion is greatly appreciated!
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  3. Jmac613

    Jmac613 New Egg

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    Is it there now? I see them, getting this posted was challenging!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You got it done. Chick looks a bit gawky and large like a cockerel, but a bit too early to say, that it is male for sure.
     
  5. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I also don't see enough development for an educated guess.
     
  6. Jmac613

    Jmac613 New Egg

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    I will post again in a week or two, I'm beginning to think cockerel but hoping hen. It's ok if it's a rooster, but I have a pretty sassy rooster already, not sure how well they would get along. [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    it is gawky and legs look thick. I'd give it another 3 weeks and think by then YOU will know first.
     
  8. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm 90% that a Roo
     
  9. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go with roo also, the legs are thick and the body is too.
     
  10. Jmac613

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    Seems, so far, the general consensus is a roo, which is what I was afraid of. If that's the case I'm going to need to figure something out, I got more chicks this year to keep my hen to rooster ratio up, I had one rooster to 4 hens and he was starting to get abusive so I got him his own bachelor pad until I could get more hens. If this one is a roo, I'm back to square one with a two rooster/10 hen ratio. Not sure how that all works out, I guess I will have to do more research to see how to deal with that. I hate to get rid if the lavender Orpington, I hear they are very docile, but I hate to get rid of Chester, my cream legbar too. Suggestions?
     

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