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Do i have a boy or girl marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristin07035, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Songster

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    So this little one is a single hatch & supposed to be from all splash pen (but obviously not).
    This little blue marans is 8 weeks old.
    I thought for sure boy when it grew tiny wattles and has a pink comb at 4 weeks old but now 4 weeks later they haven't grown or gotten any redder.
    What do all you guys think?
    If its a boy when should the saddle & hackel feathers be noticeable?

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  2. HighStreetCoop

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    Eight weeks is too young for saddle or hackle feathers. I'm not seeing anything that screams cockerel, but Marans aren't a breed I've spent any time around.

    What makes you think it's not splash? It looks a lot (color wise) like my splash orps at that age.
     
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me, I have marans and they tend to have bigger combs and wattles than other breeds... she is not a blue, not dark enough... I agree with HighStreetCoop, looks like a splash to me as well...
     
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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Also, at 8 weeks my marans cockerels combs and wattles were very red...
     
  5. Spangled

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    Why are her shanks not feathered? My BCMs cockerels have larger and redder combs at that age. I'm not sure if that applies to splashes.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Hmmm... don't see feathers either... and actually, shouldn't the feet and shanks be dark, too?
     

  8. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Songster

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    Thanks :) Was really really hoping it was a girl & splash :)
    Several people that saw pics said coloring was blue not splash that splash would be lighter/whiter.
    Its my first marans so i have no idea/nothing to compare to.
    Don't know why its legs arent feathered...splash parent pics all were feathered but purchased eggs on ebay didn't see them in person.
     
  9. kristin07035

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    So what age will i see saddle /hackel feathers if its a boy
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    They should come in at about 10 weeks to 3 months old or so...
    Splashes can vary from very light, to light with dark splashes... blues are just very dark, no light... dunno why someone called that blue...
     
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