Black Copper Marans, pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flowerchicks, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my BC marans, about 19 weeks old, now. It developed a comb and wattles before my Cuckoo marans, which I know is a pullet. But, it doesnt have any copper on its back and it doesn't look like it is getting saddle feathers (my australorp pullett actully has more saddling than the BC). Do some BC pullets develop their comb and waddles this early? Also, I have seen no "cockerel" behavior, like chest bumping or attempting to crow.

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    taken 5/26 with my cuckoo who is about the same age
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  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    I could be waaaayyyy wrong here, but that looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing that had me worrying was the early developing comb and waddle, but I guess she is just an early bloomer [​IMG] She (I'm gonna call her that until I hear a crow) is bigger than the cuckoo, but I also got her from a local breeder, and the cuckoo came from the feed store. Unless there is food involved, she is quite shy.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  6. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BC Maran pullets don't get the saddle feathers. You have pullets. The roos will have the saddle feathers and the long copper feathers coming from the neck.

    Here are my French BC Marans around the same age.

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    Here they are about 23 weeks. They are roosters. A hen might be in the mix.

    My Marans are a very nice bird. They aren't very combative. Much calmer then my other chickens.
     
  7. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] thankyou! [​IMG]
     
  8. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    You have a pullet and at 19 weeks...you should/could be getting an egg pretty soon!!!!!!!!
     
  9. BabydollAdams

    BabydollAdams New Egg

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    I have 4 BCM that I have no clue as to what they are. I have one that has the feathers on its feet and two spots on the back of its eyes the spots is brown. He is way bigger then the others and looks kinda ruff around the edges. please help I will try to get a pic of him/her.
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    You got lucky!

    Pullet!
     

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