Cuckoo Marans gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jennie5193, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 Cuckoo Marans that were hatched mid-January. I thought for a while that one was a rooster and the rest were pullets (because of the light/dark coloring) a few weeks ago, the "rest" (all but one) of the Marans started having red combs, waddles, and earlobes.

    Does anyone think that these are late blooming roosters, or early blooming pullets?

    One of the Marans (I'm sure is a pullet) has a small comb, no waddles, and no earlobes and is a LOT darker than the rest of the bunch.

    Any one have any guesses?
     
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  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    It sounds like roos to me. Do you have any pictures?
     
  3. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'm trying to figure out how to get pics to show up... LOL...
     
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  4. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    That link doesn't work for me!

    To get them to show up on here, click the IMG button above the smileys when you're righting a post. Then go to wherever you have uploaded your image, right click on it, and select copy image location.

    Then paste the image location in between the (here) [ /img]

    And your picture will show up!
     
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  5. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this'll work.
     
  6. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    In the pictures, I'm seeing at least three cockerels.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I could see the pictures in the links. I only see 2 pullets ...in the 3rd and 4th pictures.....the rest sure look like roos with their coloring and red combs.
     
  8. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I can't post pics. I'll keep working on it... maybe one day. Thanks for the help, though.
     
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  9. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's what I was hoping against. Every day, they look more and more roosterish. I was hoping that someone would say "hey, I had Cuckoo Marans and they were all early bloomers and they grew big red combs and waddles... [​IMG]

    The first picture is a good representation of the rooster (that I'm for sure of) and one of the others.


    Thanks for your replies. I'd hate to send 'em off to freezer camp and then there be a possibility they were hens!
     

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