Cuckoo Maran Pullets or Cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KrystalRose, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. KrystalRose

    KrystalRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 24 chicks, 4 of them are Cuckoo Marans and they have been stumping me for gender, I know one is a cockerel for sure since he was caught crowing this week and seems to be the alpha of the group but the others all look like they could be beta cockerels. Please tell me what you think.

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    #4 This one is my confirmed boy, he has the largest and reddest comb
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    They look like they could go either way
     
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    Do they have pointy hackle feathers
     
  4. KrystalRose

    KrystalRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well either I am bad at looking for them or they don't really have them yet, I even have trouble on the confirmed boy looking for hackle feathers. I can try to get closer pictures of the feathers tomorrow if you want.
     
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    Ok
     
  6. bootsNbirds

    bootsNbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Cuckoos a little older than that & none of my pullets have a comb as big as those four. They all look like cockerels to me. [​IMG]
     
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    Posably
     
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    Yes they are probably all roosters
     
  9. KrystalRose

    KrystalRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, well it might be looking like the hatchery owes me one.
     
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    I think they do owe you
     

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