Black Copper Marans - boy or girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meringues, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. meringues

    meringues New Egg

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    Hi all, I'm new here! I bought this young chook as a 3 week old girl. 'She' is now 11wks and looking a bit like a boy - decent comb and wattles, long legs and upright stature, and red and greenish feathers appearing on the back. What do you think?? Thanks![​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    He's a cockerel, sorry :(
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  4. meringues

    meringues New Egg

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    Ok, thanks [​IMG]. Darn - I was looking forward to some lovely brown eggs! I have an araucana girl, so might see if I can breed an olive ever before I try to find a new home for him!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel [​IMG]
     
  7. meringues

    meringues New Egg

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    Before I give up all hope, is there any chance it could be a hen of a different breed (black sex link?) or a poorly coloured BCM?? Or does the look of the comb mean it's definitely a BCM cockerel? The people I got it from we're pretty certain it was a girl, even when I sent them a photo a couple of weeks ago. Here's a couple more pics. [​IMG][/IMG]I'll wait a few more weeks before I find him a new home anyway. Just in case![​IMG]
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Dark red is starting to come in on the shoulder/wing. It is definitely a cockerel.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    X2 on junebuggena's post. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 12 weeks, that's way too much comb and red color in the comb for a pullet of any breed. Plus, Red Patches of Death on the wings are an exclusive male trait. Sorry.

    Where are you located? Putting your location in may help find a home for him.
     

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