The true test will be to see if their breast plumage comes in black (male trait), or light blonde. So far, nothing is pointing to cockerel on any of your babies, but time will tell.
They're simply lovely! Where did you get them?
@JedJackson Thanks! I'll give it 2 more weeks and then examine the breast feathers for black/brown. All 3 look quite similar right now.Too early. Once the breast feathers come in, you should be able to tell. The males will have some black or partly black feathers at the breast, while the female breast feathers will be pale, wheaten colored.
Gorgeous birds, and equally gorgeous eggs from which they hatch. Really appreciate the link! I'm a sucker for Wheaten Marans (or Marans in general!) since raising my first two early this year. Truly an underrated breed.Thanks, they are from eggs bought on eBay:
The seller is cedarhillmarans and posts eggs every week
Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
We had a Wheaten Marans chick shipped from Sandhill that died, and since then we've always wanted to replace her. cedarhillmarans shipped 12 eggs, 7 went viable after 7 days, 3 hatched on day 21, and 4 were fully developed and didn't pip.