6 week old EE is a cockerel, yes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by julskinka, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. julskinka

    julskinka Songster

    At first when this chick started feathering quickly in, in this pattern, I thought it might be a girl. Nothing about it's behaviour says male but now the pattern is looking more male (chopped up, redder areas on wings, dark hackles and light neck/breast). And the real kicker, the comb that started plumping up at 4 weeks...

    Are we 100% male?

    Top 3 photos - today @ 6 weeks
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    @5 weeks IMG_20190609_122322.jpg
    @ 4 weeks IMG_20190607_164103.jpg
     
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  2. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    100%
     
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  3. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    As is the cochin
     
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  4. julskinka

    julskinka Songster

    I don't have a Cochin. You mean that burly splash marans? Haha :)
     
  5. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Yeah as soon as I posted it I realized the leg color was wrong lol
     
  6. julskinka

    julskinka Songster

    Fun part is - that was the *least* obviously male of the three Marans I hatched. The others had huge combs at 2 weeks
     
  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I agree, I'm thinking that's most likely a cockerel
     

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