Black Copper Marans hatched 11/15/2014

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MaesMom, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. MaesMom

    MaesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Already the size of my Isbar pullet hatched 9/15 and my California White pullet hatched 9/1

    We "think" this is a Cockerel, are we correct? He/She is very "fiesty" with other fowl, but so very sweet with us.

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    [​IMG] taken with a flash, as it was very rainy today.
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow...hmmm....I could go either way on this one.

    With the blotchier looking iridescent green and the start of the gold on the wing, I could say roo.

    But...that comb is nowhere near the development of a BCM rooster comb at 11 weeks. I knew mine at 4 weeks as they typically telecast very early.

    One of my pullets developed early and had a comb similar to this one, which worried me, AND she is a "mossy" back with extra red on her back...she also lays the darker egg too now. I thought her possible roo at the time, but she is a lovely hen.

    But she doesn't have that amount of iridescent green in blotchier form.

    I'd wait it out. If this is a rooster, you'll see more red dynamics coming into those wings, and that comb should take off.

    If it is a pullet, then obviously that won't happen, and she may lay a marvelously dark egg for you....oh and my "mossy" back is snotty too.

    LofMc

    Photos of my BCM's for comparison

    [​IMG] My mossy back pullet at about 9 to 10 weeks of age

    [​IMG] my roo at about 9 to 10 weeks of age
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a cockerel.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  7. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he's going to be one handsome boy! :D
     

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