Black Copper Maran - forever trying to figure out gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MountainChickenMama, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately I am thinking rooster and now need to find a home for this fine chicken.....




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  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. How old is s/he?
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah, it looks like a rooster. The tail feathers look boyish and the hackles look pointy. He's really pretty though. (Don't you hate it when they're so gorgeous but you can't keep it? [​IMG])

    It would be nice if I was wrong though... [​IMG]
     
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  4. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gypsy: I believe 11-12 weeks...not 100% sure though

    Loth: I really wish you were wrong....It is SO hard to get a new home for them.......
     
  5. pinkchick

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

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    rooster....see his pointy saddle feathers coming in. pullets and hens do not get any copper in their bodies like the males do, they should have copper hackles though.
     
  6. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may seem done but what are saddle feathers and copper hackles?
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At only 11-12 weeks, it's 100% a rooster...
     
  8. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks txchickie...I am pretty sure that's the age, not 100% sure though....
     
  9. Chris09

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  10. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chris09, sorry if I seem like an idiot, just starting into this chicken thing [​IMG]
     

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