Cuckoo maran chicks, are they roos or pullets? Updated photos!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stampntam, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this picture from someone selling their cuckoo Maran chicks, I was told they are about 1 1/2 month old. The picture is not a good one but I thought I would give it a try anyway. What gender do you think they may be? I really want some pullets!
    Thanks for looking.
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    Okay I have them now and here are some new pictures, I know two are roos but the one maybe a hen. What do you think, sorry to ask again
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    this one may be a girl
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    here is all three together
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    they are young, I don't think they are fully feathered on their backs or others were picking.
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  2. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cuckoo maran pullet is alot darker in color than those. Id say they are all cockerals.
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullets are a lot darker than cockerels. I'm wondering if it is the flash that is washing them out because the combs look pullety ( yes new word)
     
  4. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no, I really want at least one pullet, I am getting them for $9 hope at least one is a girl!
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    The one on the left is the only possibly pullet looking one, and it's a stretch to say that- this isn't a good fit unless you have 20+ pullets to go with 3 roos.
     
  6. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today it the day I go and get these chicks, I hope to have better pics today so someone can tell me what they are. wish me luck! I figure even if they are roos I can rehome them, can't beat $9 for all three.
    thanks
     
  7. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    updated photos, what do you think?
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I think the one your kids (cute kid!) is holding is still leaning toward pullet, though it's very clean cuckoo coloring, almost more like barring!

    It's lighter than I'm accustomed to seeing, but I still say one girl, 2 boys.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree 1 pullet and 2 cockerels
     
  10. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks I guess time will tell
     

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