Blue Copper Marans 10 weeks old. Cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CrazyCatNChickenLady, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. CrazyCatNChickenLady

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    I have 5 marans at about 10 weeks old. All hatchmates. 2 black copper pullets, 1 blue copper pullet, and 1 blue copper cockerel. The light blue one I'm not sure about though.. The one boy matured so early and already has the stringy saddle and hackles. The light one is shaped just like the girls and its only the face that has me questioning. I've had bright red faces at 5 weeks old turn out girls on my olive eggers so I'm wondering.. I picked him up yesterday and parted the feathers looking for any signs of male feathers coming in.. didnt find anything yet.

    Here 'he' is.. The older he gets the more I think theres a chance he might be a girl..
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    Here's his brother. Clearly a boy!!
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    And the girls..

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  2. BayGoose

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    Hmmm, I'd say pullet comparing to "its" (lol) brother. Though I've never owned marans and haven't a clue on this particular breed. Hopefully someone here can be more definite.
     
  3. Toshi

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    I think she is a girl. pretty little thing
     
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  4. ramirezframing

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    pullet
     
  5. Hezz

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    Pullet
     
  6. CrazyCatNChickenLady

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    So if she is a girl I have pretty good odds! I hatched 5 out of 6 shipped eggs, and 4 look girls?!!

    Good thing I didn't sell the dark boy when I wanted to..
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Oh my word, that blue chicken (that I think is a pullet) is gorgeous!

    I've never had Marans... but this makes me go hmmmmm.
     
  8. n8ivetxn

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    Pretty Pullet! - I have French Marans, great egg layers, even in winter...
     
  9. rsarns

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  10. thick chick

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    [​IMG] rooster or hen. They said its 2.5 months
     
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