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Stripes the mutt cuckoo marans - roo??

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Hey all,
What I thought originally was that this bird when developing marans coloring, was a pullet because of the lighter barring.

Now, I'm questioning the sex because of the luxurious green colored feathers sprouting near the tail and by the wings. Also, the comb/wattles are brighter red than her fellows. Note, however this is my only cuckoo marans in the group.


Roo huh?



post #2 of 7

You can also see the pointed hackle (neck) feathers. Cockerel. 

 

I'd assume their genetics work the same as Barred Plymouth Rock in that the lighter birds are males due to females only carrying one copy of barring and males carry two. The Plymouth formed with the Dominique which is cuckoo pattern.

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post #3 of 7
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Thanks Egg....darn. Guess it's time to add onto my coop to get more hens. Little roo heavy now.
post #4 of 7

How old? I'm leaning toward cockerel.

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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post #5 of 7
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About 20 weeks.
post #6 of 7

Cockerel.

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!

 

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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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cockerel

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