Cuckoo Maran rooster or hen rooster want to be?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pascale, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. pascale

    pascale Hatching

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    I'm a new chicken owner (starting small with 1 Gold Sex Link and 1 Cuckoo Maran that hatched Aug 14, 2014). Got my first egg from Goldy Lock on Christmas Day. What a treat.

    But Now Cuckoo may be a rooster. She's started to crow at sunrise and a few other times during the day. Her crow doesn't sounds completely like a rooster crow but maybe that's because she/he's practicing? Can anyone tell from this picture? She doesn't show any spurs. She/he is now a good 4 months old.[​IMG]

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Your bird looks like a hen about to lay to me but if she is crowing then obviously she is a he. Are you sure it's not singing or announcing?
     
  3. Your chicken is not a Cuckoo Marans. With that picture it is hard to see hackle and saddle feathers. A side profile shot will help.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on enola. Your bird is definitely not a Cuckoo Marans or a pullet. It looks like a Blue Marans, and if it is crowing at that age, it is a cockerel. Hens do crow on very rare occasions, but it's almost always a hen over 2 years old that has taken over the role of the rooster in a roosterless flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    X3 on Enola. "It' is not a Cuckoo Marans, and may not be a she.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    x4 on enola.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Cute bird! Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    P.S. New members sometimes mistake the song of a hen for the crow of a rooster (at least until they hear the rooster's crow for the first time). Hopefully that is the case here.
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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