Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kat because its a cross the tail may be more like one parent than the others like Satay says look for pointy-er feathers hackles or tail and the comb doesn't look any bigger or brighter than the others. I would go with satays original assessment.
     
  2. kat79

    kat79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you satay... Hopefully your right and it's a girl. Hopefully no roo traits shows in the next 6 weeks.
     
  3. kat79

    kat79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iamsamsam she is hard to get near to suss her feathers out... She is a bit of a cranky one, it was only when I tried to take a pic she came close to check out what I was doing I got a very quick look . I always struggle to tell with the hackle feathers.
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Not sure if this helps Kat this is one of my marans roos. He is about 17 weeks i think. Born July 25. (note luke would be so proud of me remembering the date they were born lol)See the long neck feathers on the roo. They are the hackle feathers.
     
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    satay oz-e-chick

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    This is the tail on one of them at about 12 weeks old. You can see the pointy hackle feathers on the neck even back then.

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  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    The boys tail this morning age 17 weeks.
     
  7. kat79

    kat79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank satay yeah I can see the difference there...With my RSL I had to only go by their tail their hackles weren't prominent til 18 weeks. Just got my son to catch her and she is def a cranky girl. So I get to keep her and not travel to Coldstream to give her back. Happy now :)
     
  8. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Yah so pleased for you :)
     
  9. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    A question for anyone that has marans. What age do you think they will start to lay? I am thinking around the 24 weeks or so. My girls are becoming very red in the face not noticed any squatting for the males yet though. They run and scream if a roo goes near them so far lol.
     
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  10. rexy

    rexy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets have all just started laying Satay. Because they hid their eggs, I am actually not sure exactly when they started, but they were all laying by about 25 weeks. It was prob about 24 weeks, but who knows? :idunno One was squatting at about 19 weeks, but then didn't find her eggs for ages. .
     
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