Cuckoo Maran sexing...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WilsonFarm, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. WilsonFarm

    WilsonFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I'm stumped! Help a girl out? The dark ones have pronounced combs and are bigger - whereas the lighter ones look pullet-y and smaller. I know in this breed it should be the opposite? If it helps a they are 7 weeks old and as day old chicks they were all dark and the same color.

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    Any thoughts will be so welcome! Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Chick 1 is a possible cockerel. Anyone with lighter barring usually is a Cockerel
     
  3. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barring? You mean the white spots? I have 2 CM chicks, thought they were pullets but one's spots are lighter than the other.
     
  4. WilsonFarm

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    That's what I thought! We have two and two like that - the ones that are larger though, with bigger combs (though not very pink ones) are the ones with darker coloring. The two with light barring are smaller and have less of a comb.

    I suppose I'll know better in a few weeks!
     
  5. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. I just posted pics of mine in this section.
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    The technical term for it is barring. The third pic down in the original post is what I'm trying to point out by lighter barring :)
     
  7. WilsonFarm

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    Anyone else have a thought? ;)
     

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