Sexing help for my mini flock

JenWillo

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Jul 12, 2020
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HI

I wonder if anyone can take a guess please at my mini flock. All 6 weeks old.

1 is a lavender leghorn
2 is a marans
3 and 4 are buff Orpington

I also have a 5 but he is so definitely a he.

thanks in advance!
 

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jmns

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On the fence with number one, the rest look like pullets so far. It is a bit early to be sure. With Marans you can usually tell by five weeks of age. See the attached photoS for a close-up comparison. Orpingtons are a bit tricky and females can get combs early along with the Marans. Your photos are not 100% clear. Try posting some really good close-ups of their heads if you’re able.😊
Nice looking chicks!
 

MrsJerseyJets

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Jul 24, 2020
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I'm not seeing any definite roos, I'm going with pullets right now for all of them! A few of my hens had larger looking combs but no red in them around this age (the awkward stage) as their heads were getting their feathers in lol. So I say all pullets so far.
 

Jackiebjackie

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Jul 19, 2020
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One is iffy, just because the comb seems a little larger but not obvious that it is a roo yet.

Marans I’m pretty sure is a pullet. Heres is my roo Marans at 5 weeks, and his comb turned red and grew pretty much overnight!
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I have two buff orps as well, and I think they looked pretty similar to yours at 6ish weeks, so my guess is pullet.

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Good luck on your sexing!
 

JenWillo

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Jul 12, 2020
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One is iffy, just because the comb seems a little larger but not obvious that it is a roo yet.

Marans I’m pretty sure is a pullet. Heres is my roo Marans at 5 weeks, and his comb turned red and grew pretty much overnight!
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I have two buff orps as well, and I think they looked pretty similar to yours at 6ish weeks, so my guess is pullet.

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Good luck on your sexing!
Thank you that’s super helpful
 

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