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Cuckoo Maran chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by orchardflock, May 31, 2017.

  1. orchardflock

    orchardflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2017
    I have two cuckoo maran chicks, and at about 6 days old they are looking distinctly different. Is all the white on one an indicator its a male, or just that she has odd wings? Maybe mild frizzling? It's really hard to get them to stand still to get good pictures, but on the one with more white the wings curl in and up instead of out and flat against the body. The other chicks pull at its wing feathers a lot, which might be making it worse. If so maybe I should separate it? That seems a bit harsh though for such a little one.

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  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    Too young to tell for sure.
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    I've had birds grow in white at first that meant nothing. It changed back to normal coloring.

    However, it COULD mean double cuckooing for the rooster.

    You'll need more time to see any difference in the two for gender.

    Marans often telecast early best with comb growth and color in the boys.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    too young

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