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Low stakes game of pullet or cockerel anyone? Ameraucanas and Lavender Orpingtons :D

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by uberkio, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. uberkio

    uberkio Out Of The Brooder

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    *Edited, because I'm a moron LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! And Edited again because outside of the lavender orpingtons, I really don't care about the breed of the others, I'll adore them no matter what ^_^
    Low stakes in that no one is going to get eaten LOL
    #1 is Charlie, the Wheaten Ameraucana (This is what I was told by the breeder, and saw parents on site, I don't really care in the end, no intention to breed :) )
    #2 #3 I thiiiink (hope) are pullets, and are Lavender Orpingtons
    #4 I'm almost positive is a cockerel, and is a lavender Orpington, super pushy and active and fights a bunch with the others.
    #5 Scout, a black x lavender Ameraucana (This is what I was told by the breeder, and saw parents on site, I don't really care in the end, no intention to breed :) )
    #6 is another lavender orpington that I'm hoping is a pullet :)

    They are all a couple of days past 3 weeks old.






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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, you don't have Araucana, by either American or European standards.
    Nobody looks like a cockerel yet.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing the same breeds you're saying [​IMG].

    No one's screaming cockerel at this point, but it's pretty early, especially for Orpingtons. They can be so stinking slow to mature they'll drive you nuts second guessing their gender.


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  4. uberkio

    uberkio Out Of The Brooder

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    Bahahahahahaha! *Sad Trombone* Edited to fix, they're actually Ameraucanas! Sorry about that!
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They aren't Ameraucana either. No muffs.
     
  6. uberkio

    uberkio Out Of The Brooder

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    LOLOLOLOL I'm so stupid, I can't believe I did that, the two are actually Ameraucanas! *sad trombone*...

    And okay, I'll just keep an eye on them :) With their attitudes I'm really starting to hope that I may have hit the straight run lotto LOL

    And thank you!! It's rainbow right now ^_^ Need to get a chicken related picture with it LOL
     
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  8. uberkio

    uberkio Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmmm....well, looking at them in person, I definitely see fluffy cheeks coming in on Charlie (the Wheaten), and I don't expect much from Scout (the black one) since he was sick from coccidiosis and is way behind everyone else on growth (used to be bigger than Charlie, now is much smaller). I don't expect either of them to be show quality or anything, so there's that lol. I guess we'll see how they turn out :D
     
  9. Rhodebar Lover

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    They appear to be the breeds and crosses listed to me. [​IMG] None of them are screaming cockerel yet, but Lavender Orpingtons are slow to mature. If your Wheaten Aneraucana develops a black chest you will know it is a cockerel.
     
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  10. uberkio

    uberkio Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't aware of how slow Orpingtons are to mature before now, it's good to know :D Last year we got all pullets, with one surprise rooster (part of that margin of error LOL) and this year since we got them from a small local breeder they are straight run, so it's ALL a surprise LOL! It's fun to guess anyways ^_^ I'm going to take details weekly pictures to see if my guesses are right. I think I've got either 3 or two pullets in the Lavender Orpingtons, and i think Scout is a roo, and Charlie is a pullet. We'll see! I'm excited to see how it turns out.
     

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