Cuckoo Marans? Pullet or Cockerel?? - PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jt673, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jt673

    jt673 Out Of The Brooder

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    All, This cutie hatched from a speckled brown egg lighter than the French Copper Marans we did in the same hatch. The breeder was not sure if this egg was even fertile and threw it in with the others. As "she" [​IMG] is starting to feather out, "she" looks like a Cuckoo Marans and a pullet? She is a little over 2 weeks old now and is feathering in tail feathers, which I thought pullets do before cockerels. She also has feathered shanks and bright yellow penciling around her eyes.

    Is this a Cuckoo Marans Pullet???? [​IMG] [​IMG] I sure hope so because my daughter already named her "Tinkerbelle" THANKS FOR HELPING!!

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    she is in the far left standing next to a blk australorp
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    Day old in the middle. only one with a yellowish beak amongst the frenc BCM's
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    Far left with white spot on her head. If truly a Cuckoo Marans, she should be a pullet right, given that her back was almost jetblack. No silvery tone like the boys are suppose to have....but
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    she stands tall like a roo, eventhough they are very young...
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  2. jt673

    jt673 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have an idea if this is a pullet or roo? Cuckoo Marans? Thanks!
     
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    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the breeder only have varieties of Marans? Then I'd say that's what she is. I'm leaning toward pullet. You'll be able to tell better in about two weeks.

    Perched in this photo is a female CM on the left, boy on the right - they are a little bit older that yours.

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  5. jt673

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    I am not sure if CM have white and grey legs but hers are yellow and grey. She also has feathers on both legs going to the outer toes.
    the other ones are 100% french blk copper marans_ wade and bev davis lines.
    thanks for the link!

    I thought Cuckoo marans had white/grey legs. Are those feathers on their legs? They look like barred rock legs to me. [​IMG] Either way, they are as cute as they can be. Congrats!!

    here's a post that might be helpful:​
     
  6. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you spread out her [​IMG] wings and look atthe flight feathers. Are there long feathers with short feathers coming in? Or just long feathers. This was told by me and has worked every time. If there are short with long feathers you have a girl but if there are just long feathers you got a boy. Also it looks like a Silver Cuckoo Marans chick to me.

    Hope this helps:D
     
  7. jt673

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    thanks for the picture. Sofar she is dark and yes the breeder had Marans andRIR. I am certain that is not what she is. She had 5rench BCM's. That is where this little ones hatch mates came from. Did you hatch yours too?

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  8. jt673

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    When I spread her wings, there are short and long feathers coming in. She also has tail and upper feathers sprouting in (not shoulders like some of the F BCMs, but the upper parts) .. [​IMG] So I am really hopeful that she is "Tinkerbelle" who my daughter named! A Silver Cuckoo Marans will be very nice [​IMG]

    Quote:If you spread out her [​IMG] wings and look atthe flight feathers. Are there long feathers with short feathers coming in? Or just long feathers. This was told by me and has worked every time. If there are short with long feathers you have a girl but if there are just long feathers you got a boy. Also it looks like a Silver Cuckoo Marans chick to me.

    Hope this helps:D
     
  9. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
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    Quote:Glad to hear it! [​IMG] It has worked every time for me with my chicks. You will have to post some pics later on when her feathers have come in more. [​IMG]
     
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