Cuckoo Maran Hatchlings Experiment

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LarryPQ, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I have read a few places that many cuckoo marans can be sexed by color at birth: lighter ones will be male.

    I also saw the hatchery video where they look wing feathers: 1 length female, 2 lengths male (I think).

    When I left for work, I had 4 CM chicks in the brooder, 1 zipping and 1 pipping in the incubator. I can't wait to go home and take a guess.

    Any other suggestions for sexing the breed? I know I wont KNOW until they crow, but I DO LOVE to experiment!

    BTW- The first chick to hatch came from a littler egg, but was a HUGE CHICK with a wicked comb. It was like someone had stuffed Bubba in a clown car. Oh! Looks like it found it's name!

    I could write a book!

    The Comically Cramped Adventures of Bubba in a Clown Car.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Feather sexing DOES work, but not on Marans; it only works on American breeds.
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I love this site. I learn so :)much every time I get on.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They actually have to be bred specifically for that gene. Most of the hatching eggs you buy can't be sexed that way unfortunately.
     
  5. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to be completely off the topic of your question.

    What does zipping mean?


    thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its the step between pipping and hatching. Its when they start "unzipping" the shell to get out.
     
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    HIjack! [​IMG]

    I have two more fully zipped!
     

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