Roo or Hens?... 6 week old Orpingtons

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickeelina, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. chickeelina

    chickeelina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a new chicken owner and I went instantly obsessed with Opringtons. I bought what were supposed to be 6 English Orpingtons but after driving two and half hours found out that they were hatchery chicks guaranteed hens and I didn't want to drive home empty handed so I toughed out a very stinky car ride home with the heat on when it was 75 degrees out! I am assuming they are Americans, its ok. While I was at the chicken farm I also impulsively bought 3 Lavender Orps straight run. Now they are all 6 weeks old and 2 of the 3 lavenders are on my suspect list to be Roos. I am only allowed ONE Roo in my city and devastated at the thought of re-homing one!

    What do you think? I will post more Roo suspect photos at week 7 and week 8.

    Here is SUSPECT #1:

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    2nd photo of SUSPECT #1:

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    SUSPECT #2:

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    All 3 Lavenders together...
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    This must be my Lavender Hen...
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    Here is the rest of the gaggle out of the brooder for a wing stretch...
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  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    comparing from your lavender hen, I'd say they are both rooster, but im not 100% sure
    BTW beautiful chickens
     
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  3. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 roos and one pullet in the lavenders
     
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  4. chickeelina

    chickeelina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I will post more pics next week.... now lets see if they turn bright red because they are still pinky. I keep reading wait until 2 months but judging by the size of these crests, I got caught up in the big debate of "Are they Roosters?"
     
  5. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is a nice thread right below this one, the Joy of owning imported orpingtons. jump on down there and check out the pics,. some really nice birds and people there :)
     

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