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My Orpingtons are now 5 weeks old. Are the ones developing the bigger redder combs roosters?? Some still have tiny light combs, are those the hens?? Thanks for your help! I am thinking first pic is a hen, second pic the two on left of feeder are Roos and last pic roo! Am I correct?





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My Orpingtons are now 5 weeks old. Are the ones developing the bigger redder combs roosters?? Some still have tiny light combs, are those the hens?? Thanks for your help!


At 5 weeks a pink/reddening comb is characteristic of being male, yes - females willy not really begin to color up for another couple of months.  That being said, it would be best if you posted photos as there is no way to say for certain if what you are seeing is the red comb of a cockerel without being able to see it as well.

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I think you are correct and you are really awesome!!
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Anybody on the pics?
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The bottom picture (bird alone at water station) is looking like a little cockerel

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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