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Cuckoo Marans pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristin07035, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased this Cuckoo Marans & Speckled Sussex on Sunday as sexed pullets. They are around 2 months old...but now I'm wondering if my pullet is not a pullet as pictures I've seen could point to roo :*(
    What do you guys think?
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  2. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled Sussex - pullet, Cuckoo Marans - cockerel. There is a big difference in comb size between the two.
     
  3. Hatching

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'll start by saying your Sussex does look like female.
    At two months I would expect to see more of a comb on the Maran but it's comb and wattle are red so I'm very torn. If I had to guess I would say pullet as well because in the first picture the comb isn't in a semi circle shape like a cockerels, it's a straight line like a pullets
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing anything screaming cockerel on either bird.
     
  5. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's a maran, I had s California grey that looked identical to it at that age
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    SS looks like a pullet and so does the Cuckoo Marans.

    Some of the girl Marans get worrisome combs in size, but they remain pale...the boys by 8 weeks are LARGE and red.

    So you've got a Cuckoo Marans pullet, if she is following the standard line (albeit featherless).

    And yeah, that's cuckoo vs. barred.

    LofMc

    See my BCM brood below to see what I mean by a Marans roo vs. pullet...the next to last photo is my roo at about 9 weeks of age. The last photo is my pullet (mossy back) at about 12 weeks of age.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like pullets to me.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to say both are pullets for now, but I'm less sure about the Cuckoo Marans.
     
  9. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just came back from the farm that sold me these 2.
    He let me in by where the brooders are and what a difference!
    Traded for a "real" pullet (the one I had was definitely a boy!)
    My current pullet comb is yellowie and 1/2 the size of the one I had. So glad I questioned it
     
  10. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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