Originally Posted by Jenikate
Thank you for the reply! You think 4 weeks???? I have EE's that are 4 weeks and seem bigger and "sturdier " than this little one...again though...I am not familiar with this breed at all! Im happy to hear that you think it's a pullet too. I picked ONE straight run...but the fact that the combs of this breed are bigger than the ee's really freaked me out in making a choice ...they ALL looked like roo's to me:) Ill be happy roo or pullet, but of course would LOVE a pullet.
How soon do the combs get pink or red on a roo? The comb on this one is bright white, but jagged looking......if I saw it on my 4 week ee's I would know it was a roo ;)
At first I was going to say that it seemed a little younger than 4 weeks but not much and maybe it is.... I normally see less feathering than this one has if it is younger than 4 weeks.
I have a 4 week old Splash cockerel and Splash pullet out in the brooder, let me go snap a photo of them for you for comparison.
Usually by the age of approx. 2weeks to 3 weeks one would be able to see a nice big thick fatter and noticeably pinker comb on Marans cockerels, but that said some can take their time and keep us guessing a bit longer than that.
Is it possible to post a couple more photos of this bird? One showing the comb and one of it standing up if possible?