Cuckoo Marans chick sexing? - Page 4
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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!
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?