Cuckoo Marans - Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bowen012, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. bowen012

    bowen012 Chirping

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    Just looking for input on the gender of my (Meyer) Marans. Ordered as a pullet but it's turned into a pretty large bird. Photos aren't the best (via cell phone) and I can grab some more later with my camera. Shown in these photos beside a Meyer Meal Maker (RIR?), Faverolles roosters, and my White Plymouth Rock (whose gender I also question and will get photos up later).

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    Rooster/Hen?
     
  2. ChickenAndMore

    ChickenAndMore Songster

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    Looks like a hen but I would need better pictures to be sure.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Female.
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Songster

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    I agree, a male bird would be much lighter colored .
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Female for sure.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    Female. Marans are BIG birds, especially compared to a production red.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Nice pullet!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  9. Snappychicken14

    Snappychicken14 In the Brooder

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    Hen
     
  10. Joshua G

    Joshua G Songster

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    Hen, nice pictures.
     

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