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Cuckoo Maran, almost 5 weeks old... Pullet?

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I know it's extremely young.... but I have read you are able to sex cuckoo Marans at birth because males are much lighter colored, and the ladies have the spot on their head and are mostly black....
So... This little one is pretty dark, but the lightest of my 6 cuckoo Marans and is noticeably larger so I'm a little questionable.
This is my first time with this breed so I am very naive... I apologize if what I read about their coloring is incorrect.
Anyway of telling what this chickie is will be?

Thanks so much in advance!
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:welcome

 

You're correct on the color. Marans are a bit trickier than barred Rocks sometimes as the cuckoo pattern is overall messier and not as crisp as the barred, but the principle is the same. Looks like a pullet to me. 

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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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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Thanks so much you two!
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