how can i tell wether males or females in my buff orphintons?

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  1. Crazy chickenz

    Crazy chickenz New Egg

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    i have 15 buff orphingtons and need help telling male or female they are about 8 or 9 weeks ? here are some pics .. [​IMG]

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  3. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by 8 or 9 weeks the combs and waddles on the boys will be bigger and redder. They will also stand more upright. It's easier to see when you have a lot of them to compare with.
     
  4. Crazy chickenz

    Crazy chickenz New Egg

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    thanks everyone !!
     
  5. audioguy

    audioguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you would say the chick in the front is a cockerel? All the same age in the pic. [​IMG]
     
  6. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the same breed?
     
  7. audioguy

    audioguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the 2 solid black ones are astrolops and the black with white tipped feathers are silver wyonettes.
     
  8. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say the slw is a roo. The hens are more even with the lacing. And the red comb.
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Id agree on the slw being male. I have a slw a bit older and her lacing is tighter and her comb is still very pink.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    OP has three cockerels.
    The slw in question is a cockerel.

    Any bird with a red comb under say 4 months is definitely a male.
     

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