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Black Copper Marans - Roos or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chispaza, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. chispaza

    chispaza In the Brooder

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    We bought 5 Black Copper Marans straight run about 2 months ago. I think that maybe 3 of them are roosters, what do you all think?

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  2. angel8035

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    The only pullet is the third picture down.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  4. chispaza

    chispaza In the Brooder

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    Oh, so if it doesn't have a comb and wattle it's a hen and if it does, it's a rooster? Is that correct?

    Looks like I'm gonna have a lot more roosters than I originally thought. It looks like my 2 Silver Wyandottes are roosters too. So, that's 6 roosters out of the 7 straight run chicks that we got. We are probably only going to keep 2 roosters. I'm gonna wait until they mature a bit more and see what their personalities are like before deciding who stays and who goes.
     
  5. angel8035

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    Post pictures of your SLW if you want us to take a look. But yes, if they show pretty much any red in their combs and waddles before 16-18 weeks they are usually boys. When they are older you can tell by feather shape as well.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Any bird with a noticeable/red comb at 2 months is a male. I agree, I see one pullet on those pics.
     

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