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Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crisa, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Crisa

    Crisa Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Lavender Orpington that is roughly 3 weeks old and I'm curious to know if he or she is a he or she. I named her (hoping she is a she) Usagi. I know they may be too young to tell, but I have a feeling I may have two cockerels among the bunch.

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    I will also include pictures of my Black Australorps and see if you can tell what they are as well. [​IMG]
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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this helps
     
  3. Crisa

    Crisa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I suspected Mercury being a boy but I wasn't sure. I was hoping they'd all be Pullets since roosters are not allowed in my city.
     
  4. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 lavender orpingtons and one was a pullet and one a cockerel. At 4 weeks I knew for sure. One had a larger pink comb and red waddles buds and the other had a smaller yellow comb and no waddle buds. This was at 4 weeks. Is the feathering similar on both orpingtons? My roo feathered much slower and was actually lighter too, but I think that was happen chance with the color difference.
     
  5. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will just have to wait until they are at least 3-4 months old until you can tell for certain maybe only 2 months
     
  6. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of the roo at roughly 4 weeks.
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  7. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is sooo cute is he still a chick or older now?
    He was definetely a rooster at 4 weeks
     
  8. Crisa

    Crisa Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah mine are still iffy at 4 weeks. I will try to be as patient as I can be
     
  9. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I'm new to chickens and I had no doubt. I still have the pullet. She is 7 weeks. I had to take "beauty" the rooster back to the breeder. We can't keep Roos. I was sad to see him go. Here is a pic of my gal, "Mrs. Potts", or atleast I think she is a she :)[​IMG]
     
  10. Sherlock Watson

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    She is so so so so cute! XD
     

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