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S/he lav orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TLWR, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it is early to know, but any educated guesses yet. I've been thinking roo since the day I brought the baby home at a few days old.

    5 weeks old tomorrow or Friday.
    I brood outside and it has been in the 80s to 90 here since this one came home during the day and sometimes upper 50s, but mostly upper 60s at night.
    Occasionally, Prada will run at my hand, but it is usually the hand with my wedding band and all my chicks like shiny objects [​IMG] so not sure if I'm being charged or just "hey, shiny object"
    Never been thrilled to come to my hand.
    Was one of three babies, but has been one of two for a couple of weeks (friend is a tiny cochin (4 weeks old and half the size).

    Has a sizable comb, but doesn't seem huge at 5 weeks and not pink or red (kind of bluiesh/with some pinkish tones like the rest of her/his color like the toes)
    You can see wattles, but they aren't dropping and are just kind of there.
    Legs don't seem very thick either, though I see you can't really see that in the pics.

    I'm leaving for a work trip for 2 weeks, so I'm guessing once I get home I'll have a better idea, but in the meantime, anybody lean one way or another based on something (and what is that something)?

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  2. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im leaning towards a girl... i have a LO named edelweiss and she looks like that :D
     
  3. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am leaning towards a pullet also. I have a lavender orp pullet who is now 21 weeks old. We had to re-home her brother. He had red in the comb and wattle buds at 3-4 weeks. I am not seeing either on your little one. Fingers crossed! I'll look for pics of the cockerel at 3-4 weeks as a comparison.
     
  4. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And here is my pullet....."Mrs. Potts"

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    (Cant remember how old she is here, maybe 12 weeks?)
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