little ladies or little gentlemen??

AmandaKJ

Chirping
Apr 6, 2019
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These two sweethearts are 3 1/2 month old BCM/Lavender Orpington crosses. I’m hoping I have two pullets, but I’m not experienced enough to know for sure. Thoughts??

(Number 1 had a run in with a fence around Christmas and scraped it’s head quite severely. Hence, the missing feathers. But, we’ve been carefully tending it, and the little cutie is healing better than expected. ☺)
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EggSighted4Life

Crossing the Road
Apr 9, 2016
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California's Redwood Coast
These two sweethearts are 3 1/2 month old BCM/Lavender Orpington crosses. I’m hoping I have two pullets, but I’m not experienced enough to know for sure. Thoughts??
Hi there, hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

Fun cross. Orps can be a bit slower to mature in my experience. And I think you might be having two cockerels there. :hmm

However, I am having a difficult time making out their saddles and neither is sporting any copper there yet (I used to breed FBCM), boys usually sport their color early in that breed... but this cross?? Check out this pic from Google and see how it compares to what you are seeing in person...
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Saddle feathers don't lie once they come in on *most* breeds, including the cross in question.

3.5 month is 14 weeks... Usually feathered legs is dominant surprised to see both with clean legs in stated cross. :pop

Hey, adding your general location to your profile can help folks make their best suggestions possible at a glance. ;)
 

AmandaKJ

Chirping
Apr 6, 2019
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88
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Northern Utah
Hi there, hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

Fun cross. Orps can be a bit slower to mature in my experience. And I think you might be having two cockerels there. :hmm

However, I am having a difficult time making out their saddles and neither is sporting any copper there yet (I used to breed FBCM), boys usually sport their color early in that breed... but this cross?? Check out this pic from Google and see how it compares to what you are seeing in person...
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Saddle feathers don't lie once they come in on *most* breeds, including the cross in question.

3.5 month is 14 weeks... Usually feathered legs is dominant surprised to see both with clean legs in stated cross. :pop

Hey, adding your general location to your profile can help folks make their best suggestions possible at a glance. ;)
Wonderful information!! Thank you so very much!

I’m super curious to watch these two grow out.
We originally had three, but we ended up loosing the third one a few weeks ago. It had feathered legs, and similar coloring to these two.

These two are just fun little mysteries. ☺ I’ll have to repost pictures in a few weeks. Thanks again!!
 

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