5 Week old Blue Marans Any quess on Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by murmagmazy, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. murmagmazy

    murmagmazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Never even heard of this breed, and ended up with them by accident, so now im wondering whether I have hens or roos? Any thoughts?

    Thanks!!!

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    Jagger is on the right, and Penny on the Left. Neither of them have much of a crest, but stand very proud!
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  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a bit early to tell, but I'd lean male for the one with the close-up headshot.
     
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    At 5 weeks they both look like pullets to me.

    I tend to notice that in this breed the roos show themselves pretty early, sometimes as early as 2-3weeks old.

    This is one of my BCM roosters at 2weeks 5days old
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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they both look like pullets.

    Here's a photo of my 4 1/2 to 5 week old BCM chicks...it is very obvious I have 1 rooster, 1 pullet (which has too much pigmentation...copper), and I think another pullet as well (the breeder agrees)...at this time...still a little early to call because I'm told the roo's can develop a little more slowly. But you can see why I think, right now, you have 2 pullets. EDITED TO ADD: My roo showed very early too. I knew at 2 weeks as well like the other poster.

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    But happy I've got 3 BCM...and hopefully 2 pullets for those lovely dark eggs.
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    EDITED TO ADD: a photo that is less blurry of all three combs

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  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    They are still young, but unless you have a slower developing cockerel. You've got two pullets!
     

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