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Cuckoo Maran sexing help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by terricksa, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. terricksa

    terricksa In the Brooder

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    Ok I think this one is a pullet but not positive. The comb is very red but not nearly as big as the ones that I know are roos.

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    And this one I think is a roo, but not totally sure. The comb leads me to believe roo but the color is darker than the roos I have.


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    Any help is greatly appreciated.. Gonna have to get rid of the roos soon.

    Also these birds are ~9 weeks old
     

  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Songster

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    Hey!

    Do you think these might be mixed? That first one, though it has female coloring, could be a black sex link male. We had one like that that I thought for sure was a girl but ended up being a boy - that comb/wattles is really big and red for so young...

    The other one is certainly a boy - in coloring and comb. A big boy !!!

    If they are not mixed, then # 1 would be a girl....
     
  3. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

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    I agree - if they are both pure Marans, then you have a pullet in the first pick and a roo in the second.
     
  4. newTexan2chickens

    newTexan2chickens Chirping

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    I am looking to get some few day old chicks... any idea how to tell which is which on the cuckoo marans? Some of the chicks are very dark- not even white on the head, and some seem to be lighter. Thanks!
     
  5. stampntam

    stampntam Songster

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    I am no expert, but I was told the lighter ones are roos and the darker ones are pullets.
     

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