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Cuckoo Maran rooster or hen rooster want to be?

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

  1. pascale

    pascale New Egg

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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 Premium Member

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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. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    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 Chicken Obsessed

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    x4 on enola.
     
  7. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

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

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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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.
     
  10. 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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