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BC Marans: Is it a Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Criskin, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Since I only had one Black Copper Marans hatch, I'm having trouble figuring out if it is a he or a she. If I were guessing I'd say a roo but I've also heard that BCM pullets often have large combs when compared with other breeds. Here are two pictures from a few days ago @ around 3 weeks old.
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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    You have yourself a little roo.
     
  3. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    At that age i would guess roo too.
     
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a boy.
     
  6. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Rooster! [​IMG]
     
  7. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Awesome! Thanks for the confirmation everyone! He's my pet so he'll be staying either way, but it is nice to know.
     
  8. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Oh yeah, looks like my FBCM roo at that age!

    I love my FBCM roo. He is so good to the ladies and doesn't mind if I pick them up and do what I need to do with them. He comes to me for treats but isn't like some of my hens where they jump in my lap for an under-wing scratch. I can pick him up if I need to. He has a dozen sons in another pen but they free range together in the afternoon and he has been fine with them so far.
     
  9. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWwww a bouncing baby boy!

    He's a cute little guy. Marans really are a sweet breed!
     
  10. hvl25

    hvl25 Out Of The Brooder

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    i say a roo too:)
     

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