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Blue Maran 14 weeks Boy or Girl game PHOTOS!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emilyfrancis, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. emilyfrancis

    emilyfrancis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,
    My two new Blue Maran chicks are adorable and awesome and one may be a boy. Unfortunately, I'm in town and I need to figure this out before s(he) crows and angers my grumpy neighbor. They live with three other hens who are about 5 weeks older and the older pullets are dominate over s(he) most of the time. I don't see many of the usual indicators of maleness except the sickle tail feathers, which seem more prominent every day. Most photos of chicks this age seem much more rooster-y by now. Let me know what you think.
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  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look on the blue ribbon and click "Uploads". You have to download pics to BYC before you can post them.
     
  4. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can email it to me, and I can try and post it for you.
     
  5. emilyfrancis

    emilyfrancis Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks!
    i finally got it to comply.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You have a pullet. Did you get my PM?
     
  7. emilyfrancis

    emilyfrancis Out Of The Brooder

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    For reference, I'm posting a picture of his/her sister who is very similar in size and has nearly identical comb size and coloration.
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  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I don't know if it thier stance or roach back... You might want to look that up... It is too young to make a guess for me... as I am way to frequently mistaken... Hunch I would go first one male... sickly hock and thick legs... my opinion means very little though!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. emilyfrancis

    emilyfrancis Out Of The Brooder

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    roach back? I thought that was a horse thing. What does that mean for chickens? Does it indicate gender, health, or is it just aesthetic?
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My blue copper marans pullet's comb is larger than yours and mine is younger. I vote pullet. (But this is my first experience with marans and so I am not 100% sure.)
     

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