Cuckoo Marans 4 weeks Old Pics

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

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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