Roo or not Roo? That is the question.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lucidmom, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. lucidmom

    lucidmom Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 2 Lavendar Orps. We are having a tough time determining if one of the Lavendars is a Roo or not. The Lavendars are only 10 weeks old, and so far the one has no saddle feathers. But the comb and wattle are bright red. The other ones comb and wattle are still pale in color. Can I get all of your opinions?

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  2. lucidmom

    lucidmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I will say that my husband desperately wants it to be a hen. To the point of arguing that they both have the same color comb and wattle. But he is color blind, just not usually with red. So please settle this argument.
     
  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    1st two look like roos 2nd two look like hens.[​IMG]
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Same here.
     
  5. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:Same here.

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  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    One lav cockerel and one lav pullet.
     
  7. lucidmom

    lucidmom Out Of The Brooder

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    So the first 2 pics are of the same bird and the 3rd and 4th pics are the same bird. We hatched these from eggs, and the first bird is the one he picked to be his. So that is why he really wants it to be a hen, but he is so afraid that it is a roo.
    When do the saddle feathers come in and at what age do they crow?
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Saddle feathers come in 12+ weeks or so (give or take - I have a BO that just got them and he's about 16 weeks). Roos can crow anytime from days (LOL) until MUCH later - my cochin didn't crow until almost 6 months but was 100% roo.

    FWIW, I vote boy on the first one. At that age you could try parting the feathers on the rear and see if the saddle feathers might be starting under there, but just not big enough to come out yet.
     
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  9. TBJumper0514

    TBJumper0514 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo in the first and pullet in the second. You will have a nice pair! Most of my lavenders were pretty easy to sex once those combs started getting big.
     

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