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Hello everyone! I am new to chicken farming. I have 6 Americanas and 2 Rhode Island Reds. Well in October I found an ad on Craigslist of someone giving away 4 chicks that were three days old for free. Being the cute little guys they were, I had to snatch them up. The guy said they were Marans and all from the same hen. Three are black with markings and one is a silly odd ball grey. I have looked into the breed and I don't know if they are Marans or not. I've attached pictures of when I first got them at 3 days old and pictures of them now they are starting to get feathers.

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Hold them by their feet, and the ones who try getting up are roos. Or pull the win out good enough to see if there are straight feathers (pullet)
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Originally Posted by NewChickieFarm View Post

Hello everyone! I am new to chicken farming. I have 6 Americanas and 2 Rhode Island Reds. Well in October I found an ad on Craigslist of someone giving away 4 chicks that were three days old for free. Being the cute little guys they were, I had to snatch them up. The guy said they were Marans and all from the same hen. Three are black with markings and one is a silly odd ball grey. I have looked into the breed and I don't know if they are Marans or not. I've attached pictures of when I first got them at 3 days old and pictures of them now they are starting to get feathers.

They are all to young to sex for sure, but this one  looks like a cockerel with that comb at such a young age.

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Oh and :welcome

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Sorry, I've should've been more specific (I get overly excited when talking about these little guys), I was more curious if they look like actual Marans or not.
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Hello everyone! I am new to chicken farming. I have 6 Americanas and 2 Rhode Island Reds. Well in October I found an ad on Craigslist of someone giving away 4 chicks that were three days old for free. Being the cute little guys they were, I had to snatch them up. The guy said they were Marans and all from the same hen. Three are black with markings and one is a silly odd ball grey. I have looked into the breed and I don't know if they are Marans or not. I've attached pictures of when I first got them at 3 days old and pictures of them now they are starting to get feathers.

Oh, that's fine :). I'm not Maran expert but  I think the two black ones look like Marans, I'm not sure about the grey ones though.

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I agree with Chicken Girl re: the dark chicks.  I think the gray one with a little black near wing  could be a splash Marans

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I agree with Chicken Girl re: the dark chicks.  I think the gray one with a little black near wing  could be a splash Marans

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