Blue/Copper Maran sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Roosteroops, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops In the Brooder

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    Are there consistent guidelines for sexing Blue Marans? From searching other posts, it seems that the lighter chicks are boys and the dark ones are female. Is this correct and are there any other indicators?
     

  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Songster

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    It's my understanding that the light/dark thing only applies to Cuckoos.

    I've got (5) five-week-old BC Marans and I have no clue as to the gender of either of them. [​IMG]
     
  3. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops In the Brooder

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    Well, if you end up figuring it out please let me know via PM. Thanks for responding.
     
  4. By all means, post pics. You too, Napa, 5 weeks for a Marans, we can tell you for sure.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have pics of my 1 month old BC marans I can tell the hens and the roos [​IMG]

    Pullet:
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    Cockerel:
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    Pullet:
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    All three (cockerel in middle hens on sides):
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  6. Roosteroops

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    Oh Good! Those are rather obviously pullet or cockerels. Thanks so much.
     
  7. Roochick Lady

    Roochick Lady In the Brooder

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    I am pretty sure my Black Copper Marans is a pullet. But what would you say of the Blue? I know it is not the best pic I will try to get a better one later. And no they are not still under a lamp they were in bc I got a new roo and my Blue is aggressive. I wanted my Roo to establish his place in the coop first if that makes any sense. Thanks
     

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  8. TeacupPteranodons

    TeacupPteranodons In the Brooder

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    I'm really hoping my month old chick in the middle IMG_1742.JPG is a pullet I think I know the answer as to the other two (they look almost identical except one has some copper coming in on its wings)
     
  9. TeacupPteranodons

    TeacupPteranodons In the Brooder

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    Another angle with my hopeful pullet in the front IMG_1747.JPG
     
  10. TinyBirds

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    A little too young to be sure, but does look like a pullet at this point.
     
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