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Cuckoo Marans sexing experts...............

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by claud, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or anyone that knows...........
    Tell me again, please, how you can tell the difference between the male and female Cuckoo Marans chicks by their color. I know the males are lighter than the females. I am sitting here looking at my 3 day old chicks and I think I see one that may be male, and then, no.. maybe not...and then.. that's definitely a female...and then, no, maybe not..........
    What exactly am I looking for? Some have more yellow/silver on their breast and some have bigger spots on their heads. Some are just starting to get little wing feathers - anything to look for on them?
    Thanks for any and all help!
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think you just have to wait til you can tell the color difference. Maybe as they feather in more you will be able to tell better. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  3. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a pic of two 4 day old chicks on feathersite the look distinctly different - one a pullet the other a cockeral. But mine don't look that easy:(
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    yeah, thats the way it would happen for me too i'm sure [​IMG] I want a cuckoo Marans pullet soooooo bad. I might just buy a few eggs to hatch.
     

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