Black Maran? Is this a Rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by boondockkid, May 31, 2016.

  1. boondockkid

    boondockkid Out Of The Brooder

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    So we got them as chicks (hatched) but it just crowed at me. Can you tell me what this is?

    Andy [​IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. How old?
     
  3. boondockkid

    boondockkid Out Of The Brooder

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    We got them at easter.
     
  4. boondockkid

    boondockkid Out Of The Brooder

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    Crap it's a rooster?
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, sorry.
     
  6. boondockkid

    boondockkid Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Could he have fertilized their eggs?
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

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    If you have laying hens, it is possible he fertilized their eggs though unlikely as he isn't quite two months old yet. Even if he did it doesn't matter; fertilized eggs are edible and don't begin developing chicks until about three days of consistent 100 degree temps. You planning on keeping him?
     
  8. boondockkid

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    No. My city doesn't allow chickens so he's gotta go.
     

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