Lavender Orpington gender (+ Gratuitous chick pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catchthewind, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. catchthewind

    catchthewind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are six-week-old Lavender Orpington chicks. The breeder was pretty sure they are both pullets but couldn't guarantee it. I have absolutely no idea how to tell, even after reading lots of threads here (though it sure is fun to see all the chick pictures!). Anyone want to venture a guess? I know it's too early to tell for sure, but just for fun. [​IMG]

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    Is it okay to share pics of the rest of my chicks? These ones were apparently feather sexed and should be pullets, though reading here now I see that that is not always very accurate. They're only two weeks old so still have a while to go to know for sure.

    Dorking x

    This one was from a mixed flock, but has extra toes so the breeder said she must be Dorking x.

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    (Stupid question of the day: Is it okay to hold them upside down like that?)

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    EE 2 - This one is my three year old's favourite, so I hope she is a pullet. [​IMG] She's standing a bit funny because my daughter had just poked her.

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  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    could go wither way on the orps, but seems awful thick legs for 6 weeks...might have to put my vote in for boys.....check back in a couple weeks!
     

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