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how do you sex black copper marans chicks?

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Can you sex black copper marans chicks?

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no

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I was told that if you look at the chick's head from the side on pullets you will see little or no comb and on the roosters it will stick up a bit.  I did not really keep track of that so cant say for sure.  I waited for them to feather out.  I did not have enough confidence in the method to cull before I could see from feathering so didnt seem to make sense to pay a lot of attention. 

Someone with more record keeping interest could try and see if it works.  I know that in the long run the ration worked out, but It most likely would in any case.

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Originally Posted by kathyinmo 

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Probably a better answer than mine

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You have to wait for the comb to grow.  Even with that I still had 1 fool me.

Here's an old thread of mine.  The first pic turned out to be a girl, the 2nd a boy and the 3rd a girl. (the one that fooled me with comb growth)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=301084

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Some have more white than others, does that mean it's a rooster or hen?

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Some have more white than others, does that mean it's a rooster or hen?


no

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i had one fool me too. She had pink thick legs, big feet, a fair size comb, and she would bump chests with the males and act like a roo.  She was slow to feather out as well.  Thought she was gonna be a roo for sure but she is a sweet girl.

Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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You may also be able to sex the chicks by leg/foot color.  The darker tend to be female, the lighter male.  There are some good pics of how to sex black copper chicks in the Marans breed thread - but I'm not sure where in the 640 pages!

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