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orpington roo or hen??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sophyluvssilkie, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. sophyluvssilkie

    sophyluvssilkie In the Brooder

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    I am about to get some orpingtons and we can only have hens in our neighbor hood. they are six weeks old. I was wondering if there was a way to tell roos from hens???
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

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    Yes, if they have largish combs and wattles (esp wattles!), they're cockerels. Also look at the tails. Stubby, square tails are usually boys. Good luck!

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  3. sophyluvssilkie

    sophyluvssilkie In the Brooder

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    Thanks!!!
     

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