BR or CM? Boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nursesammy, May 15, 2010.

  1. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our 3 wk old chick. its a sweety. We've named it pepper. Just like to know what breed and color. I think maybe a BR. but then again the white doesnt seems quite uniformed enough. could it be a CM? Also not sure if we have a hen or a rooster on our hands? the combs really there but then again it has alot of tail feathers. and i read on here somewhere that BR or CM tend to just develop combs faster than other breeds no matter what the sex. Please help me! Last time i put a post of this one i got a lot of desputing answers. so i thought that now that its older maybe it would help. Has lots of feathering all over. especially down the back and chest.
    this one you can see the dark legs
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    this one shows the tail feathers well
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    and this one shows the comb fairly well
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    thanks for the help
     
  2. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks have yellow legs- Cuckoo's not yellow. You have a cuckoo.
     
  3. RobbingPeter

    RobbingPeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks can have a wash of black down the front of their yellow legs - both of mine do. CM have white legs, but again I think that when they are young they can have a wash.

    The base color under the black wash on the leg, does it look yellow or white? That should tell you something.

    A BR should have barring on each feather where a CM does not - it is more sporadic. If what you have there is a BR then I would say you have a girl, boys are lighter in color.

    Cutie pie whichever!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it's a cuckoo marans. And I think you have a pullet.
     
  5. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok back of the legs have white showing threw. Toes however more of a pink. And the very very bottom of feet are more yellow. Lol idk? Whatcha think? A cross? Lol i brought it from a feed store under straight run rainbow layers.
     
  6. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we're all in aggreement that its a pullet then?
     
  7. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does not look like br to me.
    sex? beats me
     
  8. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely looks like a Cuckoo Maran Pullet. Looks just like mine...
     
  9. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for ur help guys. Is there a link that for cuckoo marans somewhere? What exactly [other than the exact barring] is different between a BR And CM?
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Ditto.
     

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