Please help with identifying gender of my 5 month old Lavender Orpington.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Miniaussielove, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Miniaussielove

    Miniaussielove New Egg

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    I only have one Orpington, so I have nothing to compare him/her to except online photos. There are characteristics of both sexes, so I am confused. No eggs yet from any of my chickens. The Orpington makes a funny squawking sound, but not sure of it is a crow or if he/she is mimicking my silkie rooster. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That bird is ALL boy.
     
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Handsome blue cockerel...
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Also, just noticed that you are new here at BYC - so wanted to say [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    That is one handsome rooster!
     
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  6. Miniaussielove

    Miniaussielove New Egg

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    I thought so! I agree, isn't he absolutely gorgeous??!! Thanks for everyone's help!!
     
  7. Miniaussielove

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    And he's super sweet! Loves to hunker down and be petted and massaged like the hens!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful cockerel [​IMG]
     
  9. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    He is!your really welcome!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    See these on my late Suede? Those are pointy male saddle feathers and only males have those. They are shiny, skinny and pointy. That's what you look for and they come in around 13-16 weeks old (varies per bird).


    By the way, yours is not lavender, but blue, like Suede here. Lavender is not super dark like that in hackles and saddles.

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