Lavender Orpington Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksbratton, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. ksbratton

    ksbratton Out Of The Brooder

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    Would anyone mind taking a stab at this one for me please? This is supposed to be a sexed pullet from a hatchery, now 7 weeks old. The comb and wattles have me concerned, but the leg length, thickness, body stance and demeanor is not that of a cockerel. Thoughts please?

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd post it on the Lavender Orpington Thread which is still very active and full of very helpful, experienced people.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    I maybe wrong but because of the age & color of the comb/wattles, I'd say Pullet. However Orpingtons are large birds so they tend to take longer to mature. May need to wait another month, watch to see if the comb/wattle get any REDDER then I'd say cockerel. Mind you when a pullet prepares to lay, the comb/wattle get RED but for an Orpington that would be around 8 months, I'm thinking.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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