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What gender is this Splash Maran? (15 weeks old)

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This is Splash.  It was hatched on 8/1/15 (15 weeks old in these photos).  I purchased Maran eggs from a local breeder via Craigslist.  What gender do you think it is?  I"m leaning towards cockerel because of the leg length.  It is not crowing yet.  But it has tried to mount some of the chicks close to its age.  Thanks in advance for your help.  This is as close as I can get to its comb right now...

 

 

 

Started 4/11/15.  45 in the flock right now...  Red Sex Links, Buff Orpingtons, Americanuas, Easter Eggers, Splash Maran,  Barred Rock, Polish hen -- and five Ancona ducks!  LOVE them all!  I try not to let the fox eat them.
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Started 4/11/15.  45 in the flock right now...  Red Sex Links, Buff Orpingtons, Americanuas, Easter Eggers, Splash Maran,  Barred Rock, Polish hen -- and five Ancona ducks!  LOVE them all!  I try not to let the fox eat them.
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I'm thinking cockerel, too.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Originally Posted by Shahann View Post
 

This is Splash.  It was hatched on 8/1/15 (15 weeks old in these photos).  I purchased Maran eggs from a local breeder via Craigslist.  What gender do you think it is?  I"m leaning towards cockerel because of the leg length.  It is not crowing yet.  But it has tried to mount some of the chicks close to its age.  Thanks in advance for your help.  This is as close as I can get to its comb right now...

 

 

 

That's not a Marans. Marans have white skin, and it's dominant over yellow. It does look like a cockerel though. At 15 weeks old, a pullet would just start to be pinking up in the comb.

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It's definitely a cockerel and given the combination of yellow legs with light feathering on them and the black flecking in the white feathering, I'm thinking it's a mixed breed.

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It's definitely a cockerel and given the combination of yellow legs with light feathering on them and the black flecking in the white feathering, I'm thinking it's a mixed breed.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Agree on the mixed breed, sorry. And cockerel.

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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