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5 week old Chicks, opinions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dewolf, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Dewolf

    Dewolf Out Of The Brooder

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    We have five chicks that we are trying to guess gender. I think the OE are pretty clear but Marans not so clear..Would love your input.
    The OE are Isbar x Marans and the Marans should be pure Copper Marans[​IMG]
    Thank you
     
  2. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think both of the Marans are cockerels. I find that my 5 weeks, the wattles on the males already drooping and combs are raised.

    It would be easier to tell with 3 if you could get a profile shot, but I would say male based on the current photos.
     
  3. Dewolf

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    Here is 3# from side...He also has weird eyes, almost as if the lids are not fully developed.[​IMG]
     
  4. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not so sure about 3 after the second photo… sorry! I think probably still male…
     
  5. Dewolf

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    He is the biggest in the group, huge legs and feet so I am thinking so too.
    thank you
     
  6. Campesina

    Campesina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last name is DeWolf !!
    Nice to meet you and your babies !
     

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