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. Bazy

    Bazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, watching your progression has helped me identify that I don't have a Marans hen, but that I do have a Langshan hen. I knew it was one or the other, but my Langshan carries her tail completely different from your Marans. I have two other Marans about the same age as yours, but they are both cockerels. I will stay subscribed to the thread and would love to see how Molly finishes feathering out. Standard or not, her feathers are just beautiful!
     
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  2. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Molly Wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. She's 9 weeks old today! Just noticed today she's got a little blueish/green in those tail feathers.
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  3. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to do a 10 week old pic outside in their natural habitat. They successfully survived below freezing temps without any supplemental heat. yay! Mary's feathers are showing more blue/green highlights.

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  4. armytanker4life

    armytanker4life New Egg

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    I know I am getting in on this late, but I just hatched 3 BCMs 2 weeks ago to the day. Any guesses on pullet or roo? If I am right by going off of their comb I have 2 pullets and a roo.[​IMG]
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    The 2nd pullet?
     
  5. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's kind of hard to tell that early. You may be right but my pullets combs seemed pretty big at 2 weeks (see page 6).
     
  6. armytanker4life

    armytanker4life New Egg

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    Yeah, I can tell how it's so hard lol. I'm going to hatch off another 12 I think to make sure I get a decent amount of pullets.
     
  7. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed today at 12.5 weeks that Mary's wattles are starting to come in. Molly's haven't yet. Was trying to find at what age they normally come in but didn't have much luck and it's really dependent on the breed.

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  8. dxthai

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    Hi guys, I have 2 BCM chicks at 5 weeks old. I am really having a hard time trying to work out if they are cocks or pullets. Chick 1 grew tail very quickly but isn't as big. Chick 2 is like a little football! very round in shape and feet feather more quickly. Tail feathers still seem to be slow in coming. I look forward to hearing what you think of these two. Thanks

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  9. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the progression pics!
     
  10. moms3cuties

    moms3cuties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ....I vote is for 2 pullets which is another way of saying hens, that are not yet laying! :)
     

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