Originally Posted by shellikirbey
Can anyone tell if my marans above are rooster or pullet? 2 weeks old..also the black coppers have feathered legs does that mean there French black copper? Also one of my wheatens does to have feathered legs.the cuckoos do not have feathered legs.
We would need pictures of their combs to be able to offer a guess. Usually, it's obvious by around 4 weeks old.
Marans should have feathered shanks. That is the American SOP. I don't know for certain if that applies to the cuckoo since I have no experience with them. The term french black copper is used because feathered shanks is also the standard in france but since America has the same standard, that difference doesn't need to be stated, though, there are still clean legged marans being bred here.
I hope that's a good enough explanation. There are many more experienced people here that might be able to give a better explanation than I can.