Cockerel or Pullet (and Breed?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jkoester, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. jkoester

    jkoester Just Hatched

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    Are these pictures good enuf to tell if this is male or female? And maybe what breed? : ) Thanks!!
     
  2. SS Funny Farm

    SS Funny Farm New Egg

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    It looks to me like a Black Copper Maran and with the length of his tail feathers probably a male.
     
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    My closest guess would be black copper marans. But I don't think so since those don't look like feathered legs. [​IMG] Also, possibly pullet depending on age.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's marked more like a black copper Marans, but could also be a black sex link. Marans usually have feathered legs, but not always.

    Two good ways to tell....

    Marans have white skin. Sex links have yellow. Best place to tell skin color (on a live bird [​IMG]) is the bottoms of the feet.

    Egg color. If she's a Marans, she should be laying dark brown eggs. If a sex link, normal light brown.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  6. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with @donrae
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I say Black sex link/Black star pullet going though a molt on her tail feathers that is getting ready to come out
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Black sex link would have been my other guess. But sex links are the birds I am least familiar with at this point. With so many agreeing, those are your likely suspect breeds. How old?
     
  9. jkoester

    jkoester Just Hatched

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    Sorry I forgot to say how old, 18 weeks. I'll keep an eye on her color of her eggs (if I can tell who laid what) in a couple weeks! Can't wait. Unless she's male :( :( And I'll look at the color of her feet too. Thanks everyone.
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Sex Link pullet
     

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