Baby Blue Copper Marans: Pullet or Cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HJECG, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Any guesses on gender at this point?[​IMG]
     
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  2. Lady of McCamley

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    What? About 2 weeks of age?

    Right now, looking pullet. Marans roo's tend to show comb early, but not always.

    My BCM roo had a noticably big comb at 2 weeks of age, which began to pinken at 3 weeks of age, and then become larger and redder at 4 weeks of age (photo below with his sisters).

    Sometimes Marans can develop more slowly, but the consensus of the Marans community seems to be the roo's often show early.

    Hopefully that is the case with your little Marans and it is indicating pullet.

    Lady of McCamley

    [​IMG] You can see the obvious roo at the far right, sisters on left at 4 1/2 weeks
    He looked like this at 3 weeks...his comb is even bigger today at 5 1/2 weeks while theirs has remained pretty much the same.


    Better shot of just him

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  3. HJECG

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    Thanks yet again! You are so nice to take the time to offer such clear and detailed answers for a newbie. I really really appreciate it.
     

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