Black Copper Marans - Time progression of sexing - UPDATED with WEEKs #1-3 PICTURES

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenguysmom, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have that right. Sorry.
     
  2. shanji

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    How do you know gender from those pics? I obviously have so much more to learn!
     
  3. gapey

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    Yup they both started laying on the exact same day at 25 weeks. Both of their eggs are the same darkness probably a 4 or 5 on the marans scale. Here's some pics of the eggs. The smaller dark ones are theirs and the others are from my older hens of different breeds as a comparison.

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  4. shanji

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    That's awesome! Thank you Gapey!!
     
  5. JulesChicks

    JulesChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi @gapey any chance Molly is a Marans/Welsummer cross? I just bought 5 chicks that will be 5 weeks old this weekend and 2 of them are crosses. The lady has mostly Marans but has one Welsummer and set her eggs too thinking they were Marans. I went for the Black Copper/Blue Copper Marans chicks but was so impressed with the sweetness of the crosses that I took two of them home. I bought 4 pullets (we thought) and 1 splash cockerel. 2 of the pullets are the crosses (no feathered legs) and 2 she thought were BCM pullets. The BCM have the mossiness described above and now after reading this thread I'm concerned. The lady I got them from said it was a desirable trait and that they should lay a dark egg and the coppery tones on their backs would grow out to be black. Time will tell I guess. I am also suspecting that one of the BCM pullets may be a cockerel as he/she has all of a sudden developed little wattles and a slightly bigger comb. I guess this is why they like to sell Marans straight run! I'm hoping my splash cockerel turns out to be a nice roo without any major flaws as I'd like to hatch out some Blue Copper Marans next year.
     
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  6. gapey

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  7. Rowsdower

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    They look like blue copper and blue splash marans and the darker one is a cockerel.
     
  8. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bah, double post. And how did I miss that this was an old thread?
     
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  9. CockFarmer

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    Hey guys new too the site. I was wondering if yall would take a guess at what sex these week old chicks are? Roo or pullet? They're a cross between a LP Roo/cuckoo maran hen.

    My guess,pullet.
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    I'm 60/40 Roo.
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    I'm thinking 55/45 pullet.
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  10. wynn4578

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    How old are they....my guess the first one pullet. the other 2 roos.
     

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