Black Copper Marans: Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Narwhal Farm, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Narwhal Farm

    Narwhal Farm Hatching

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    Help! New owner of a BCM. Worried that this one might be a roo:( A lot of coloring, a little taller than my other chicks the same age (although different breeds) and pretty red, large wattle/comb. 10-11 weeks. Definitely no crowing yet.
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Yep, he's a rooster.

    Also, the breed name is always marans, with the 's', whether you're talking about one bird or twenty. The breed got its name from the town of Marans, France. Just wanted to let you know :)
     
  3. Narwhal Farm

    Narwhal Farm Hatching

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    Thank you for the information and correction. How do you know for sure?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Do you see the long shiny pointy feathers he has coming in on his and above his tail? Only roosters get those :)
     
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  5. Narwhal Farm

    Narwhal Farm Hatching

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    Okay, thank you. So disappointed. :(
     
  6. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    Yep definitely a roo.
     

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