3.5 wk Cuckoo Marans gendre

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bcbug1, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. bcbug1

    bcbug1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no, a roo?! or two? I have 4 chicks just over 3 weeks old and 2 are really big - the Cuckoo Marans, which also has a long tail, and the EE are huge compared to the SLW and dark coloured unknown breed, which are much smaller, but the same age (within a day). Can anyone tell me if the Cuckoo is a male or the EE?



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  2. bcbug1

    bcbug1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone? Is 3 1/2 weeks still too early to tell sex?
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm going to say boy, but it is still too early to be 100%
     
  4. bcbug1

    bcbug1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your guess and the caveat. Guess we'll wait it out on pins and needles! I got 4 from someone who brought them back to Victoria area (Canada) from the US from McMurrary. We went with the hatchery chicks because they were sexed (vs. breeders which only sell straight run) because we're in town and not allowed to have roos. My friend has the other 3 - I'll have to check in with her to see if they all look the same or not. ... and we'll wait...
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say boy as well.
     
  6. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your EE is a girl.

    The Cuckoo Maran looks rooish, but wait and see if he/she starts to get sickle feathers.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    That's comforting to hear, because I have at least two EEs that look just like the one above! Same exact age too. 3.5 weeks old today :woot
     

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