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Blue Marans Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sugsug, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Sugsug

    Sugsug In the Brooder

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    Meet Cookie, my blue marans who is about 4 months old. Initially, we thought she was a pullet, but now I am really starting to think she is a roo. First of all, Cookie is massive, much bigger than my White Orp and EE hens. Second, the neck and saddle feathers are much thinner and sharper than my other girls. Cookie's legs are like tree trunks compared to my other girls. The comb isn't as big as I would have expected from a boy but I've never had this breed before and I'm not sure what characteristics are common to marans roos/pullets. What do the experts think?

    Honestly, I'd love to have rooster but my wife is dead set against it. However, my daughter is so attached this one, that I doubt we'll be able to part with Cookie even if she turns out to be a he [​IMG].

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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    That is definitely a rooster. He is very pretty though.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Rooster. He has long sickle and hackle feathers plus a large red comb
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Yes, Cookie is definitely a male.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X5 on rooster.
     
  7. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    X6
     
  8. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chirping

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    Rooster no matter what. The big give away is the small thin fluffy feathers at the tail.
     
  9. Sugsug

    Sugsug In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I broke the news to the wife and she took it surprisingly well. I did have to promise to get her a dark brown egg layer in the spring though and now we're looking at incubators. This must be how chicken math was developed. :)
     
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  10. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    If you keep him and breed to a hen that lays blue eggs you'll get olive eggers
     

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