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Help sexing a Wheaten Maran Chick

post #1 of 5
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Hi all

 

Unfortunately we only got one chick out of a batch of fertile eggs and have been told you can sex Wheaten Maran Chicks from 2 weeks old.

 

This little one is now 4 weeks - can others out there in BYC world let me know if you think we have a pullet or a roo?

 

 

thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

Too young for me to guess.  Anyone else?

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

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Too young for me to guess.  Anyone else?


Me too, but the posture in the top photo looks a bit rooish - just plain guess work at this age though.

 

CT

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post #4 of 5
I know it can be hard to get a specific shot, but one at a level that shows legs better would help. Heavy legs usually mean male.

Four weeks is a bit young to be sure but just from its general conformation and posture I’m thinking male.

If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this page you can see how to sex wheaten marans by wing feather color. I did a search after I wrote the above, so yeah, it is a male.

http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/wheaten-marans.html

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #5 of 5

Cockerel.  He'll end up feathering out black. 

 

A pullet would have light brown or red feathers growing in.  

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