Barred rock, 3 weeks old... is this a male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Curious1234, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Curious1234

    Curious1234 Chirping

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    Anyone???
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    I see a perfectly normal hatchery quality male Cuckoo Marans
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I do see that the barring is actually slightly less of a mess than it was when he was a tiny chickster. I think you can safely say he's a hatchery Cuckoo Marans cockerel, as Pele said.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012
  4. Curious1234

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    Some updated pictures.

    Very "incriminating" photos.


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    The comb and wattles look a bit MORE pink in the photos than in real life.
    Still considered a Cuckoo Maran Cockerel?

    S/he is now about 4-5 weeks old...

    The sweetest chicken (but does scream when picked up).
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  5. chickenmaniac

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    i still belive its a cuckoo maran cockrel
     
  6. Agree!
     
  7. Hezz

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    Agree
     
  8. erlibrd

    erlibrd Crowing

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    I have 3 hatchery cuckoo marans, 9 weeks old pullets. None of them have feathered legs.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    French Marans do have minor leg feathering, though. The Marans come with and without, though most hatchery stock I've seen does not have it. Still, unless he's just a mixed breed, he'd almost have to be a Marans (or the worst barred Cochin I've ever seen.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  10. Yardfarm Family

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    Do Barred Rock roos combs grow in pink, or start to turn pink later on? I have a 4week old "pullet" who I'm now wondering If she's a he. Her comb is just starting to turn pinkish. I am completely new to chickens keeping. Any thoughts?
     

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