What breed and sex is my chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fivechicks715, Jun 12, 2019.

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  1. fivechicks715

    fivechicks715 In the Brooder

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    When getting our chickens we asked for one surprise rare breed chick- but had to be a female. They gave us this chick, and he/she has been developing much slower than the other girls, feather development is not as quick. Just this week the chick got feathers around her neck which has made her look more feminine. She is 5 weeks old and also appears to be taller with thicker legs, but I wonder if this is just because she isn't as fully developed or "fluffy butted" yet?

    What are your thoughts on whether the chick is a male or female or cant tell this soon?
    Also, they didn't tell us the breed, I am guessing lavender orpington, what are your thoughts?

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    this was he/she over a week ago ^

    the below photos are he/she this week:
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    I am a new chicken owner so my education is limited.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Roo5

    Roo5 Songster

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    Looks like a pullet.
     
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  3. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Nothing apart from your description of the chick seems to indicate cockerel but the pics are not very clear and the chick is a bit young to be sure. I'm leaning pullet looking at the recent pics but better lighting and a couple more weeks of age should help to make it more certain
     
  4. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    Almost certainly a pullet, a lavender... Something.;) You will be able to tell the breed better when she has got all her adult feathering.
     
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  5. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Looks like a Lavender Orpington pullet. Lucky you, my lavender is my coolest chicken. She is super self-assured and friendly.
     
  6. fivechicks715

    fivechicks715 In the Brooder

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    Thank you, yes I noticed while trying to find a picture of her, that I have no good ones! will update in a week or so with better photos to see if opinions are the same.
     
  7. fivechicks715

    fivechicks715 In the Brooder

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    Thank you, at what age do they get their adult feathering?
     
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  8. fivechicks715

    fivechicks715 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! she isn't as tame as the buffs, but I know with time I can work on it :)
     
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  9. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    It's kind of a gradual multiple mini molt thing over time with some key sex specific hormonal milestones along the way. At 6-8 weeks breed should be pretty obvious. 10-14 weeks, if the comb hasn't already given it away the sex specific feathering comes in, and then after that the feathering just gets more and more obvious over time with each molt
     
  10. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    By about 4-5 months pullets will have most of their adult shape and feathers and will 'fill out' from their more scrawny teenage shapes. Cockerels take longer to grow all their fancy big boy feathers in.
     
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