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Cuckoo Marans 4 weeks Old Pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cheeptrick, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Anyone want to take a stab at gender?

    I hatched these Cuckoo Marans out 4 weeks ago.

    I think this one is a roo...he hatched 1 day before the other one is much taller/bigger than the bottom one. His comb is not in focus...but it is definitely a single row pea comb.
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    Girl? No comb here...yet.
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    Thanks for looking!!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Marans don't have pea combs.
     
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Quote:That was helpful...thanks! Anyone else?
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  4. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    I believe color is the trick to sexing the Cuckoo Marans. The females have a smaller white spot on their heads and are generally darker in color than the males.

    See if that helps you figure out who is who.

    I just hatched three last week, and it looks like I've got a he and two shes.

    Susan
     
  5. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Thank you so much...both these have yellow/whitish spots on their heads. The roo'ish comb is a single row comb...and the female comb looks pea'ish like my EE's...so they both have me guessing right now. Still too early I gather though!

    Thanks Susan for your response!
     
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I agree, they shouldn't have pea combs. Could they be mixed breeds?
     
  7. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    They may be...got these off eggbid from a nice lady in Nebraska.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Their coloring is more like a pullet on both of them.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008

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