Does this look like a Black Marans? Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melissathib, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    Purchased on May 21. According to seller, she was a 4 or 5 week old Black Marans hen. Opinions?

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  3. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    Black Marans?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's female, but I'm not sure on the Marans part.

    Solid black Marans are pretty rare in this country from what I understand. Her body shape isn't quite right either. She could be an Australorp, or could be a mixed breed bird as black is a dominant color.

    You could be in for a happy surprise and she'll lay nice dark eggs, who knows?
     
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    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be a happy surprise! I'm more interested in her being a hen, but the breed would be nice to know. Not necessary, but nice! Thanks for your help!
     

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