Lavender Orp's cockerels or pullets???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazyeggs, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 Lavender Orpington’s that are about 6 weeks old. Any ideas how many are cockerels and pullets? Any help would be great. I plan on keeping one or two of the guys so I want at least a few to choose from.
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    I think this one is a pullet. Am I correct??
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    I believe I have 4 cockerels in the group. What do the experts think??
     
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  2. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say three cockerels, but might as well say four and maybe be pleasantly surprised down the road! [​IMG]
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    I see at least 3??
    Thats a pretty good hen ratio!!
     
  4. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    It's kind of hard to keep them sorted in the pictures. But you look to have pretty close to 50/50. I usually tell by the color and development of the wattles. As an example, in the fourth picture that is one of each.

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  5. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on the fence with the fourth one. It could really go either way. It has less red and a smaller comb then the other 3. It is just nice to get a second, third, etc opinion.
    I would be very happy if I have 50/50. I want to keep 1 maybe 2 if I can talk the DH into it [​IMG] A few of the pullets will go in with a split black to lavender orp roo.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see 4 boys, I have 2 boys and was in major denial that they were both roo's until they both crowed
     

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