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Pullets or Cockerels??? Help!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Daisy May, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Daisy May

    Daisy May Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have 4 Lavender Orpingtons that are 3-weeks-old. I was hoping to get someone with sexing or Orpington knowledge to help me sex these chicks as I know Orpington's are one of those breeds that don't follow an exact mold when it comes to developing. So I really need someone with experience here.

    Anyway, first I am going to show you the two chickies with the most advanced feather growth.

    First up is Righty...

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    And here is Red...

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    Now onto the other two who are lagging in feather growth.

    Here is Lefty...

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    And last but not least...No Band...

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    So...if anyone wants to give me an educated guess at the sexes of these chickies, I would certainly appreciate it!!! :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  2. ChickennDudee

    ChickennDudee Just Hatched

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    I'm pretty sure the first one Righty, and last one No Band, are Cockerels and The other two are Pullets.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. Daisy May

    Daisy May Out Of The Brooder

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    ChickennDudee...thank you! I have found very few willing to take a guess with the very young ones. I agree with you when judging by comb & wattle development & coloring. But if I judge on feather development, I have to go with Lefty & No Band being cockerels. So... we know Red is a pullet and No Band is a cockerel. With Orpingtons...should we put more weight on feather development, or comb & wattle development. ..that is the question...
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lefty and Red look like possible pullets, but the other look like cockerels.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  6. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wattle and comb, IMO. Esp wattle!
     
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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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