Cuckoo Marans Hen or Roo? 12 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenesis536, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't want to have to give it away, but we can't have roosters. Should I be absolutely certain about the gender at this point, or should I wait longer before deciding what to do? Cuckoo Marans do have early comb development in either gender, and I've seen some photos with much larger combs on roos. This one is the first one out of the coop each morning though - almost like *he* needs to check out the scene first.
    Thanks!

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  2. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 12 weeks? i would say roo. sorry ):
     
  3. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i like the pictures! unfortunately it looks like a lil fella to me! ):
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    handsome handsome fella!
     
  5. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im guessing roo I always say roo till i see eggs
     
  6. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cocedoodldo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    rooster!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at that tail, the comb, the posture. Absolutely no doubt, it's a roo.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Roo! Not only a big comb, but light colored.
    Cuckoo/barred breeds can be color sexed pretty early on

    Here are my two cuckoo Marans pullets to the left of the feeder. The darker one has feathered legs, and the one closer to the camera does not, but they are both considerably darker barred than cockerels of the same breed.
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  10. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer. I guess I'll finally have to agree. I was really looking forward to chocolate brown eggs.

    Thank you everyone!
     

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