Please help sex Wyandotte, maran, buff orp

gidgetgoes

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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!
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gidgetgoes

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Mar 25, 2015
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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!
here is one of both Marans and the Wyandotte. probable maran roo back left.
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RoostersAreAwesome

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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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gidgetgoes

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

gidgetgoes

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Mar 25, 2015
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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.
they were all born pin march 23, so about 12 weeks.
 

gidgetgoes

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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.
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. :(
 

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