Lavender Orpington gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sessielou, May 1, 2018.

  1. Sessielou

    Sessielou Hatching

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  2. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    Pullet. But it helps to know the age in weeks.
     
  3. Sessielou

    Sessielou Hatching

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  4. sawilliams

    sawilliams Songster

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    Age?

    I'll tell you right now these are some difficult ones to judge. So please don't count him or her out until it crows or lays.

    Just as an example I got 2 lavender orpington from a breeder friend. One as an egg the other as a cockerel 10 weeks old. The younger hatched about The same time i got the older. The older 1 posted her multiple times starting at about 11-12 weeks he just didn't seem very male to me. Three younger made the older even more difficult to judge becuase the younger developed quickly and was very obviously a male by about 7-8 weeks. At about 10 and 20 wks i posted pics of both again, the younger cockerel the older pullet but the breeder insisted they develop slowly and not to give up hope. Will at that piont hope didn't matter as i only wanted 1 rooster and the younger would fit the bill, but the older was gentle and sweet I liked him better. So finally about 22 weeks old he starting getting saddle feathers and by 24 weeks his tail was growing out and he started to crow. He is almost a year now and it had taken him very bit of this year to fully develop his look. Even at 30 wks he was still very feminine though obviously male. Now he is one big rooster and still very freindly.

    So seriouly be very careful counting them one way or the other until you are 100% sure. And if you aren't 100% sure wait till it crows or laying.
     
  5. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    hahaa and sometimes a hen will crow.
     
  6. sawilliams

    sawilliams Songster

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    this is my Roosty the older of my 2 probably about 11 weeks in this picture. Always voted a girl. 20170729_133550.jpg

    And this is chicka at about 11 weeks (10 weeks later of course as he would have been all of a week old when Roosty was 11 wks) always voted male 20171004_190446.jpg
     
  7. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Pullet!!!
     
  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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