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Cockerel or Pullet...4 Week Old French Black Copper Marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cmitchell, May 3, 2013.

  1. cmitchell

    cmitchell Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 4 wk old French Black Copper Marans chick. Is it a cockerel or pullet? Thank you!

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    Last edited: May 3, 2013
  2. ellieseggyeggs

    ellieseggyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    hi looking at your photos i think the chick is a cockerel as i hatched maran chicks and the pullets came out with tail feathers and i notice that at 2 weeks
     
  3. Rays Chickens

    Rays Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question about FBCM. I know they are highly prized. I have a rooster baby, and will next year start a flock of likely 30 pullets and 2 more roosters. My question is do most folks raise them to breed or for their beautiful eggs. If I raise them for their eggs I don't need the Roo's. I am new to the chicken world and am totally taken by the birds. I also have ( separate coop and Yard) Jersey Black Giants to start breeding.
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    Ray ( Rays Chickens)
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I think most folks raise them for the eggs but if you do a breeding flock you can sell the offspring for more money than most other breeds since they are in high demand.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I'm leaning toward cockerel, but it's a little early to tell for sure. Very nice pictures by the way!
     
  6. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did it end up being?
     

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