Gender?? 8 Wk Feather Legged Maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by countyroad1330, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Well... cockerel?

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  2. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    That's a toughy but I am going to guess hen!!!!
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    I don't see any saddle feathers... I think pullet also! [​IMG]
     
  4. TheBarnSwallow

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    I say PULLET, Too Dark to be a Roo... , I mean we are looking at a Barred Rock right? We have Barred Rocks and all of them but the roo are dark like this one here... our roo is lighter on the colouring of the feathers...
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Quote:Its a cuckoo Marans. IMO, At that young age, I think it could be a roo.
     
  6. okcarla

    okcarla Seriously Downsizing (NOT)

    Feb 12, 2008
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Yep, I agree ... pullet. The cockerel cuckoo marans chicks are lighter colored than she is.
     
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  8. okcarla

    okcarla Seriously Downsizing (NOT)

    Feb 12, 2008
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    If you're looking for an unrelated boyfriend for her, I bet I could find one about the same age. Oh, but you live in town and can't have any roosters crowing, can you?
     
  9. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Yay! I'm so glad we've got a majority vote for pullet! That means I can keep it, yay! But pooh, i was hoping to trade for a silkie. Lol
     
  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I don't have marans, but I tend to agree with ChickenLittle - the comb & wattles are kind of big for most 8 week old pullets - I think it's more likely to be a roo (if it is definitely 8 weeks old).

    These are my leghorn & RIR pullets at 8 weeks (leghorns usually have large combs):
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    These are my BRs at 8 weeks (notice the lack of wattles on these chicks & the ones above):

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