What's the best way to sex a Lavender Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fatherdowling, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Fatherdowling

    Fatherdowling Chirping

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    I have 3 five week old Lavender Orpington's, and I'm certain one of them is a rooster, but the other two I'm uncertain about. The one I'm certain about being a rooster has a large comb and wattle that's turning red. The other two Lavender's have combs and very small wattles, but they are yellow not red. I will upload pictures later today. Please help.
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Sounds like its probably a cockerel, post pics.
     
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  3. Gray Farms

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    Significant comb development younger than 6 weeks are typically cockerels. This would apply to all breeds, especially single combed ones.
     
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  4. Fatherdowling

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    This is the Lavender I'm not sure about.
     

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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    at this point, looks like a pullet.
     
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  6. CaramelKittey

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    Definitely looks like a pullet to me. Do you have a picture of the one you think is a rooster to compare?
     
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  7. Gray Farms

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    Agreed. Doesn't look like a cockerel to me as of now.
     

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