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Sexing my buff Orpingtons "pics added"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davedavey, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. davedavey

    davedavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Orpingtons are now 5 weeks old. Are the ones developing the bigger redder combs roosters?? Some still have tiny light combs, are those the hens?? Thanks for your help! I am thinking first pic is a hen, second pic the two on left of feeder are Roos and last pic roo! Am I correct?


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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At 5 weeks a pink/reddening comb is characteristic of being male, yes - females willy not really begin to color up for another couple of months. That being said, it would be best if you posted photos as there is no way to say for certain if what you are seeing is the red comb of a cockerel without being able to see it as well.
     
  3. davedavey

    davedavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are correct and you are really awesome!!
     
  4. davedavey

    davedavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody on the pics?
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The bottom picture (bird alone at water station) is looking like a little cockerel
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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