lavender orpington HEN or ROO northeast GA

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Olwethen, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Olwethen

    Olwethen In the Brooder

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    I ordered eggs thru the mail and had a lovely clutch hatch out May 1. Due to a persistent fox, I am now down to 4 "babies." If I post pics, can you tell me hen or roo? Of the 4 remaining, I am afraid 3 are Roosters. [​IMG]

    Do the hens ever have combs? I'm holding out hope.

    As a side note, I am wanting to keep only one rooster, so if I do have 3 boys, 2 will be for sale. And I'm looking for pullets.

    Stephanie In GA
     
  2. BigECarter

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    I have three lavenders that hatched the 8th of either April or May (don't ask). Post pics and I can tell you how they compare to mine. I have three. One was obviously a roo from the day I got him. The other two are likely pullets, but have very different maturation. If not for the roo, I would be convinced that my more mature pullet is a roo. Her comb rivals the roos, but is not as red. Maybe you have 4 pullets with one slow to mature.
     
  3. K Spot

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    Yes - post pics
     
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  6. Olwethen

    Olwethen In the Brooder

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    here are pics. there are 4 babies. I am calling them 1,2,3,4 for reference.

    Below is baby 1

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    below is baby 1 in the front and baby 2 in the back

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    Below, we have baby 3

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    and finally, baby 4. her face is darker and she really has no comb to speak of.

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    baby 4 again below. I'm pretty sure she is a she. please correct me if I'm wrong.

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  7. K Spot

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    Pullets do get combs and wattles, yes, but not until the are maturing and ready to lay eggs.

    I'm afraid your suspicions were correct - I believe 1, 2 and 3 are all roos and 4 is a pullet.
     
  8. Olwethen

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    wah [​IMG]

    I now have 1 very expensive pullet...
     
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  10. BigECarter

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    Baby #1 looks like my roo - no tail. He had a red comb when I got them. I have two pullets, one looks like #3, one looks like #4. I'm a little confused on my hatch day - 8th of May or 8th of April. So I either have a slow developing roo or an early developing hen.

    I guess at some point they will either start crowing or will start laying eggs.
     

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