Black Copper Marans - boys or girls!?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Elclavel, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Elclavel

    Elclavel New Egg

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    We have two 6-week old black copper marans chicks we hatched and my husband and I are trying to figure out their gender. They are very similar in size, appearance, and temperament. We'd love your input on what you think!

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    The two chicks July 28, 2014 (6 weeks old)



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    Chick #1

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  2. pipchick1

    pipchick1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok you check the wings. If one chicken has longer wings then the other, it is a hen. If one chicken has shorter wings than the other, it is a rooster. If they both have the same wing feather length, they are both roosters or hens. Or you can just wait till' they are older[​IMG]
     
  3. pipchick1

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    Oh and I need some advice too about hatching eggs, my eggs were suppost to hatch yesterday but they haven't. This is my first hatching soo I don't know a lot. Just reply to me ASAP.
     
  4. Elclavel

    Elclavel New Egg

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    These two were our first to hatch too - very exciting. Ours hatched out a couple days later than expected. I guess 21 days is probably just the average. I did start to see the eggs "wiggle" a little and heard peeps coming from the eggs before I noticed a tiny crack when the first began to pip. The first chick took about 14 hours to hatch, but a few hours later, the second one only took about 15 minutes. They are so fun to watch grow.

    Good luck and keep me posted!
     
  5. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar

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    Elclavel,

    You have two cockerels.

    Oh...and I can see that #2 has yellow skin. The standard for the Black Copper Marans is White skin. These were likely mixed with another breed at some point.
     
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  6. pipchick1

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    I need some more advice. My eggs aren't wobbling anymore ! And I don't hear any chirping! I really need help!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You have two cockerels.
     
  8. Elclavel

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  9. Elclavel

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    Thanks for the info. We've had chickens only a couple of years now, and are always learning something new! Looking closer at #2, I do see some yellowish coloration. My BCs came from a place that sold them and buff wheatons... Hmmmm.
     
  10. Elclavel

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