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Cockerel or Pullet...4 Week Old French Black Copper Marans

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My 4 wk old French Black Copper Marans chick. Is it a cockerel or pullet? Thank you!

 

French Black Copper Maran Side head 05-03-13

 

French Black Copper Maran Full side view 05-03-13


Edited by cmitchell - 5/3/13 at 6:20pm

Roomy to 1 hubby, 2 kiddos, 1 kitty, 1 yellow lab, 1 chihuahua, an assortment of poultry, and several goats.

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."~ Oscar Wilde

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Roomy to 1 hubby, 2 kiddos, 1 kitty, 1 yellow lab, 1 chihuahua, an assortment of poultry, and several goats.

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."~ Oscar Wilde

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post #2 of 6

hi looking at your photos i think the chick is a cockerel as i hatched maran chicks and the pullets came out with tail feathers and i notice that at 2 weeks  

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I have a question about FBCM.  I know they are highly prized.  I have a rooster baby, and will next year start a flock of likely 30 pullets and 2 more roosters. My question is do most folks raise them to breed or for their beautiful eggs. If I raise them for their eggs I don't need the Roo's.  I am new to the chicken world and am totally taken by the birds. I also have ( separate coop and Yard) Jersey Black Giants to start breeding. 

Thanks 

Ray ( Rays Chickens)

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I think most folks raise them for the eggs but if you do a breeding flock you can sell the offspring for more money than most other breeds since they are in high demand.

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I'm leaning toward cockerel, but it's a little early to tell for sure. Very nice pictures by the way!

~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

Never give up. While we still live there is hope. With God all things are possible.

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~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

Never give up. While we still live there is hope. With God all things are possible.

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What did it end up being?

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