Black Copper Maran: hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sgtsalt79, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. sgtsalt79

    sgtsalt79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is our 12-week old bcm who we suspect is male. Below is a pic of our other Maran from the same hatch who we think is female. Would love some confirmation on this because I have someone who would like to take him if he's a rooster and we want to give him away ASAP since we are having a bit of a crowding problem in our coop while we wait to sex all the newbies. [​IMG]
     
  2. sgtsalt79

    sgtsalt79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's he (?) is again.
     
  3. sgtsalt79

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    One more shot of the suspected roo showing the hackle feathers.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I'd say pretty confidently that it is a rooster.
     
  5. sgtsalt79

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    Here's our other Maran. Looks like a girl to me.
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that one looks like a cockerel also. The red in the wings is a pretty sure-fire sign of a rooster. Females generally don't get that trait. The comb is a bit smaller than the other one, but still large for a 12 week old. [​IMG]
     
  7. sgtsalt79

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    Uh oh. I'll try to get another shot of that one later that shows the tail feathers more. That would be a bummer! We've had bad luck so far with our marans being male. Our beautiful female Maran was killed by a neighbors dog along with our white brahma; our two favorite chickens! :(
     
  8. Flat Rock farm

    Flat Rock farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry I agree with Chickerdoodle13 as well, looks like both boys to me [​IMG]
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    We really don't need a shot of the second bird's tail, he's male. The comb, the red color coming through where it is, those are male signs. Two handsome males, sorry.
     
  10. sgtsalt79

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    Just to clarify: the first 3 pics are bird #1 the last picture is bird #2 who we thought was a girl. All of you think it's a boy?? :(
     

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