BCM Chick, Cockeral or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stef82, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Stef82

    Stef82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 5 and a half week old Black Copper Marans chick. I'm leaning towards a male. I have another BCM, but it's comb is much more smaller and pea comb like.
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    What does everyone else think?
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Cockerel I think
     
  3. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its maybe a male. When I had BCMs I thought most of them were roosters (I think due to comb size) but a lot of them turned out to be hens.
     
  4. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with pullet...Though of course I could be wrong..

    Side pics would help
     
  5. Stef82

    Stef82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the same chick at 8 weeks old. The comb isn't red. Staying a pale color.
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  6. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    roo
     
  7. ChickenChatten

    ChickenChatten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think hen...
     
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Looks like a roo. Nice big red comb.
     
  9. krackowpolish

    krackowpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has a large comb, but skinny legs. i'd go with pullet.[​IMG]
     
  10. Stef82

    Stef82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it does have skinny legs. The comb is large, but it's still pale. Not bright red
     

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