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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sower56, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. sower56

    sower56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me if this is a Hen or a Roo. I have been calling " her " Martha may have to change it
    to Mark LOL
    She is 4 months old



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  2. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not a good age to tell, if i was guessing i would say martha is a fine name.
     
  3. sower56

    sower56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I hope so. I have two and the other one does not have a comb as big as Marthas.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a really difficult shot to tell. Can you get me a side shot that would show the hackle and saddle feathers?

    I think it's a pullet most likely, but Marans often don't mature until 30+ weeks so a side shot to confirm would make me feel better.
     
  5. sower56

    sower56 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] This is my two marans at age 3 weeks I will see if I have another one of them
     
  6. sower56

    sower56 Out Of The Brooder

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    How is this? I have a couple of others I went outside just now to take it
     
  7. sower56

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    [​IMG] This is one of her in running flight
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a tricky one. I'm feeling like it might be a slow-maturing cockerel due to the red patches on the shoulders and the hint of a rooster tail.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also thinking slower maturing rooster, with that color coming in on the wings. how sure are you on age?
     
  10. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Rooster
     

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