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Confirm these Marans are roos please! *Updated Pictures*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, May 10, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Ok this first one is a bit obvious. We are keeping him and have decided to call him Mr. Bojangles.


    But I don't understand why he is 10x more roo-ish than the other three..look:



    (Excuse the fact that those two look so pathetic, they were freaked out to be out with the big chickens and perched on a chair.)

    Here's the last one, he has beautifully feathered legs. Way more than the other three. He refused to hold still for a picture.


    Isn't it odd how Mr. Bojangles has a huge, huge comb? He has a long tail too. They are all about 9 weeks old now. (I think, I've lost track of time!)
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  2. I think number 1 and 2 are pullets! They just look it!
    My Marans pullets had smaller red combs and wattles like that too!
  3. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky

    Seriously?? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    You mean 1 and 2, not counting the very first picture, right? [​IMG]
  4. Yes not counting Bojangles.
    I think number 1 really looks pullet-ish to me. It's the body shape and look of her head I think...

    Number 2 has the same thing going on but is a little less feminine looking.

    Number 3 I can't tell...

    How about pics of them standing up so we can see their legs?
  5. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Coastal Georgia
    The second pic looks more like a pullet to me as well. I have 6- three roos and three pullets. My pullets are a bit darker than yours but my 3 roos all have well-developed combs like Mr. Bojangles.
  6. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I will try to get standing up pictures...I tried that originally, so you could see legs and tail and all, but they kept running away!
  7. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    i would say first one is roo and the rest of the pics are pulletes [​IMG]
  8. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Quote:Ummmm.....maybe because the other three are girls?? [​IMG]
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I could only wish! [​IMG] As chicks everyone told me their markings meant they were roos.
  10. CritterBazaar

    CritterBazaar Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2009
    Fort Wayne IN
    I tend to agree with the others. As they were maturing - did you notice who feathered out quicker? Roos tend to be slow feathering on the shoulders. Hens feather out quicker and get tails faster. I am in the same boat you are with my Marans as the color thing did not really work for me. The feather sexing has been accurate.

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