Two Lavender Orpington Project Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jubaby, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both 4 weeks old, one is darker than the other. The dark one is also larger than the other. Any guesses on the sex?

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Cockeral on the right for sure. I'm for now going to say pullet on the left.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Julie, they're still a bit young to tell on the gender. Are these from blue breedings? The big one is blue.
     
  4. onthespot

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    Looks like two boys to me. sorry.
     
  5. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are from kathyinmo's lavender project. She has lavender and blacks. I thought the one looks a little more like blue to me, too. [​IMG]

    And I was kind of thinking both roos. But still hoping!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Is it me or the photo, the chick on the left got green legs?

    I am guessing both are cockerals due to the size of their combs however Orps are difficult to sex at that age, they would fool me many times over.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:They are difficult to sex, more so than Ameraucana's I think.

    I had 1 at hatch that was the largest chick with the largest comb, and it turned out to be a blue pullet! I had a couple that kept me guessing until 8 weeks. By then it's pretty obvious.
     
  8. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a chick from a BBS Orph. hatch that looks just like the one on the left. Is it splash or lavender?
     
  9. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id have to say one looks splash and one looks blue, i hatched b/b/s and lavs this year and none of my lavs look like that, but my splash and blues sure do.
     
  10. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    I'd also guess that those are splash and blue. I have lav orp chicks the same age and I just took pics today. I'll post them in a minute.

    Do orps feather in at different rates between sexes? I have one with quite the tail and the other doesn't hardly have a tail at all. Same age. I know this can be a sign on other breeds but haven't had orps before.
     

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