Please help sex Wyandotte, maran, buff orp

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gidgetgoes, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. gidgetgoes

    gidgetgoes Chirping

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    please help sex four birds, two are Marans, one is a Columbian Wyandotte, and one is a buff Orpington. all born on March 23, so almost three months. none are crowing. one maran looks like a roo, but I think (hope) the other is a hen. the Wyandotte has gorgeous iridescent tail feathers, while the other Wyandotte we have does not (no photo of that one). please help! thanks! 20170612_170105.jpg 20170612_181054.jpg 20170612_180903.jpg 20170612_170037.jpg 20170612_181251.jpg 20170612_181139.jpg
     
  2. gidgetgoes

    gidgetgoes Chirping

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    here is one of both Marans and the Wyandotte. probable maran roo back left.
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  3. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    You have 1 maran roo, 1 Wyandotte roo, and possibly a buff orpington roo as well.

    Are you worried about having too many Roos? If you are, you might want to start a rooster flock.

    EDIT: the buff orpington actually looks more like a pullet.
     
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  4. gidgetgoes

    gidgetgoes Chirping

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    we can't have roosters. how can you tell the Wyandotte? the other we have does not have the iridescent feathers and hers are more rounded.
     
  5. gidgetgoes

    gidgetgoes Chirping

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    here is a photo of the other Wyandotte, seems to be a hen. 20170612_194232.jpg
     
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Looks like all are hens except the one maran and possibly the wyandotte. How old are these? The buff Orpington has a bigger comb, but deffinently has hen tail feathers. Not quite sure on the Wyandotte, but looks more like a hen to me.
     
  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Yup, that's a hen. I can tell about the other one because he has shiny tail feathers and a big red comb and wattles. He also has pointy neck feathers. But, the buff orpington actually is probably a pullet. It has no rooster feathers.
     
  8. gidgetgoes

    gidgetgoes Chirping

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    they were all born pin march 23, so about 12 weeks.
     
  9. gidgetgoes

    gidgetgoes Chirping

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    thanks! I will be sad if the orp isn't a hen, she's the only one we have. her sisters got out one morning and wandered into the woods. :(
     
  10. Gail Hayes

    Gail Hayes Hatching

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    Was hoping somebody on here could tell me if this is a Cockerel or Pullet? He/She is about 5 weeks old. New to raising Chicks and am having the time of my life. My other GLW I'm pretty sure it's a pullet. I got them from a hatchery.

    Thanks,
    Gail
     

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