Black Copper Marans 1 red comb and 1 yellow comb

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChicagoClucker, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. ChicagoClucker

    ChicagoClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some help. I hatched out 2 Black copper marans a day apart. The one with the yellow comb is larger, no wattles yet, copper around the neck and has tail feathers coming in much more so than the other. I am assuming he is a Roo? The one with the red comb has no copper anywhere, is smaller than the other, tail feathers still short, but has wattles. Can I assume she is a Hen? I have looked and looked at their feet and there isn't that big of a difference. They are a month old. Any help?
     
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  2. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so maybe its the same when I hatched out the same breed of chicken one was totally different, and I think you have a hen do you have any pics?
     
  3. ChicagoClucker

    ChicagoClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had it backward the smaller one has the red comb and wattles and the larger one has the yellow comb and copper around his neck and tail feathers. Here are some pics.[​IMG]

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    This is the smaller one but with red comb and wattles.

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    This is the larger one, yellow comb no waddles and copper around the neck.
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It looks like you have a hen and a rooster there.
     
  5. ChicagoClucker

    ChicagoClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought but just wanted to make sure. Happy Mama!!!! This is my first time with Marans. My hatch didn't go as well as my crested cream legbars, 6 out of 9. I started with 8 maran eggs and only 2 hatched.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    For sure, the one with the larger/redder comb and wattles is a cockerel. But, I think that the other may be one too. Though the comb and wattles aren't as large as those of the other bird, they are still quite large for the age.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards both being cockerels, especially the one with the red comb.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they're both cockerels.
     
  9. Dangaloo

    Dangaloo Out Of The Brooder

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  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If it helps, I can post for comparison I can post my BCM's...which turned out to be 2 girls and 1 roo. The posted photo was at 3 weeks or so.

    I'm thinking 2 roo's for the OP as well.

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