Cuckoo Maran Gender Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Layla1223, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my Marans are 5 months old. 1 i am positive is a hen then other has just started getting bigger/redder combs and wattles. Also little bumps are forming on the back of her legs. The one I think is a rooter is closest to the camera. My Cochin is very nosey so she got is the picture. Do I have a roo? Thanks
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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    She is a Hen.
     
  3. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even though she has the bumps on her legs that look like the beginnigs of spurs? And with bigger combs and wattles? Im glad its a hen. Thanks
     
  4. KungPaoRooster

    KungPaoRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Absolutely a hen
     
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Quote:Even though she has the bumps on her legs that look like the beginnigs of spurs? And with bigger combs and wattles? Im glad its a hen. Thanks

    Hens can get spurs, but my 5 2 year old CMs have the little bumps too.
     
  6. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys sure? Shes the one that is the middle bird.
     
  7. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got two CM in an order last spring. One was much darker than the other. They both turned out to be hens, one light and one dark. From your pic, it's hard to tell. Wait a bit and you'll know for sure.
     
  8. hvl25

    hvl25 Out Of The Brooder

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    she looks like my Cuckoo Maran hens. mine also have the little bumps where spurs may be. 1 has really big and red comb/wattles the other has smaller ones. but both mine are for sure hens:) HTH!
     
  9. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they all get bigger combs/wattles before they start laying. look at a leghorn, their combs are huge on hens. if they're getting big combs REALLY early, then its probably a rooster, but 5 MONTHS isnt early at all. i'd say its a hen. if you cant tell after 5 months...... i'd say its definately a hen..
     
  10. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    If it helps you see, here is a picture of one of my hens:
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