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post #31 of 39
I've read through this thread and still confused! 😆 I bought 2 cuckoo Marans about 1 1/2 half weeks ago. They were labeled pullets and it was explained to me that girls have a white spot on the head, that's how they knew. Anyway, one is feathering much faster. The wings are longer as are tail feathers. Does that mean I have a roo or do girls sometime develop differently than each other? Your hen turned out beautiful! I'm looking forward to chocolate brown eggs!
post #32 of 39
Thread Starter 

The one feathering faster is probably just a little older than the other I'd venture to guess.

post #33 of 39




I have a cuckoo Maran that I am thinking is a roo. Sold as pullet. I wanted to get a rooster so if he/she turns out to be a roo I will be happy.
The first 2 pictures are current (3 1/2 weeks old) and the last one is when it was 1 week old.

Anyone have any thoughts?
post #34 of 39
I definitely think it's a roo because of its red comb and waddle, expecially at that age
post #35 of 39
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I have a cuckoo Maran that I am thinking is a roo. Sold as pullet. I wanted to get a rooster so if he/she turns out to be a roo I will be happy.
The first 2 pictures are current (3 1/2 weeks old) and the last one is when it was 1 week old.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by cawodh8083 View Post





I have a cuckoo Maran that I am thinking is a roo. Sold as pullet. I wanted to get a rooster so if he/she turns out to be a roo I will be happy.
The first 2 pictures are current (3 1/2 weeks old) and the last one is when it was 1 week old.

Anyone have any thoughts?
post #36 of 39
Thread Starter 

Looks like a roo to me

post #37 of 39

Hey all, any thoughts on my suspected cuckoo marans cross? I'm calling it a "she". Very calm, loves to cuddle, not aggressive with the other chicks I have, and while the comb is a bit large, it's not red and I don't see wattles. Chick is about 5 weeks old. She's a super sweetie, so hoping for a hen!

 

Thanks!

post #38 of 39

AKfishchic- I'm certainly no expert but I've had a Cuckoo Marans hen before (she was taken by a bobcat last winter :( ) and I'm pretty sure yours is a girl.  On males, there is usually more light-colored barring - almost like white striping but not quire. The barring on females looks more like grayish speckles- like yours.

Also- if you look at the pictures above yours, the comb on that 3 week old cockerel  is already pinkish red, and yours is not. 

 

I'v also done a ton of reading on this lately because I'm pretty sure the new chick I just got is male. She's (?) 10 days old, and to me it looks like the barring on her feathers (?) is lighter and more in stripey lines. She's also getting these interesting looking feathers on the tops of her wings that I don't remember our other female chick having. Ugh- it's so hard to guess when they're this age.

Anyone out there have any guesses?

 

 

post #39 of 39
Thread Starter 

AKfishchic that's a girl for sure, a real cutie too

 

 

Teya, hard to say at that age. I'd give it a couple weeks.

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