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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by daniellecm, May 10, 2016.

  1. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning All

    I have a coming 6 week old lavender orphinton that I am trying to figure out sex on.
    It sadly lost its friend at 3 day and have being raised by my silkie hen.
    He/she is so friendly will come when called and loves to sit on my lap.

    any guesses as to possible gender ??

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    and just because they were so ridiculously cute as babies :)

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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    First photo looks like red is in the comb. Doesn't show in second photo so you'd have to look and be the judge. If any red at this age for a single comb bird it's a cockerel no question. This is supported by the fact it has holes in it's feathering at 6 weeks. I'd expect a female to be fully feathered at this time.
     
  3. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the top picture it looks like a cockerel but hard to tell. I have several 5-week old lavender orpington cockerels right now & they all have bigger combs than yours though.
     

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