Cuckoo marans X Araucana 7 weeks old...what sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purplesquirrel, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here we are again...do my eyes deceive me as I pray that it is a pullet and not a roo?..

    The cockerels were; cuckoo marans & black rocks
    The hens; RIR, Cuckoo marans, Copper marans, Araucana, leghorn/Minorca


    It is definitely a cuckoo maran of some sort. At first I thought it was PURE cuckoo marans but I noticed it has a pea or rose comb, hinting at an Araucana cross.
    There was a blue/green egg in the incubator but a lot of the eggs hatched over night so I wasn't sure who came out of it.
    By colouration alone, if it were a pure cuckoo marans I assume it would be male from the ratio of white flecks, but if crossed with an Araucana I assume this is no longer the rule?
    I am unsure of the colour of the Araucana hens.


    So, firstly am I right about the cross? And the bigger question, IS IT A BOY OR A GIRL?!
    There is a pink tinge to the super small wattles and comb, and it often fades back to almost white skin.

    I took these photos today



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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Right now, it doesn't look like a cockerel. If it was pure bred I would say boy. It is young, so this could change.
     
  3. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pretty much agree with everything your are thinking...but hoping against.

    It should be a cockerel. With barring/cuckoo the males have larger white barring and lighter colored legs. Females should have darker barring and legs.

    It has a pea comb. The Araucana is the only pea combed fowl you listed. So, the mother would have to be an Araucana.
     

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