French Black Copper Maran - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by laceylou, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. laceylou

    laceylou Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! We brought "Cocoa" home last weekend and our friends whom gave her to us said she hatched early this summer and he was fairly certain she is a she. I'm hoping so since we have an urban, backyard flock and can't have a rooster. Any thoughts? Thanks![​IMG]
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  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looking like a roo
     
  3. laceylou

    laceylou Out Of The Brooder

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    Uh oh....is it the large comb or how can you tell. I'm still learning :)
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    The wattles and comb are really red and pretty big. How old is he/she?
     
  5. laceylou

    laceylou Out Of The Brooder

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    They think 6 or 8 weeks
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    that's young for such big wattles so it has to be a roo
     
  7. laceylou

    laceylou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Maybe, just maybe he/she is a little older than they think? Maybe...
     
  8. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the wattles alone I would say roo.
     
  9. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really looks like a cockerel, even if it were to be 12 weeks old...
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    this. It would have to be more like 4-5 months for that to be an okay amount of comb and wattles for a female, which would mean it had to have hatched April-ish.
     

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