gender of 3 month old cuckoo maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HannahinOly, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. HannahinOly

    HannahinOly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For awhile, I was sure General Iron Beak was a rooster! When my chickens were 2 months old, it's comb looks large and pink in comparison (other chickens are other breeds). Anywhoo, That comb isnt turning red and it hasnt grown! What do you all think? I would love some opinions about it- I'm really keeping my fingers crossed.

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  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen
     
  3. HannahinOly

    HannahinOly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy to hear that!!!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, looks like you have a pullet.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a beautiful little pullet. You'll get some nice brown eggs from her!
     
  6. HannahinOly

    HannahinOly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. HannahinOly

    HannahinOly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! I'm trying so hard to be patient but I just cant wait to get my first egg :)
     
  8. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Lack of wattles... pullet... and very pretty too!
     
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  9. HannahinOly

    HannahinOly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAYYY! I'm going to go throw a pullet party!!! This makes 4 confirmed ladies in my group. 1 confirmed crowing rooster and 2 mysteries.... hmmmm
     
  10. Sandywitch

    Sandywitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have four pullets 3 months old yesterday. Two of them are cuckoo marans. Can two female marans be just a little different? I mean, they aren't supposed to all look EXACTLY alike, are they? My barred rock pullet is showing a little pink in the comb area but the rest aren't. Yet a visitor looked at the one marans (which has no pink and whose comb is no bigger than the others) and said "That's a rooster" because Daisy has a few longer feathers in (hopefully) her tail. None of them have actual combs yet, just little yellow strips with bumps, and no waddles.

    I was wondering how old a rooster is when they start to crow? How old are they when they get red combs and waddles? I tried to decipher if the neck and tail feathers were rounded or pointed. They all look the same to me, with the exception that Daisy has a few longer feathers sticking out at the end of her tail. But I've found black and white feathers in the coop and run that could explain why the other marans, Pansy, doesn't have them too.

    I can't keep Daisy if she turns out to be a he, city ordinance. We could put a roo up in our woods, but even in a small secure coop and run, he'd be terribly lonely. I couldn't count on him getting good care either. I seldom go up there since I'm handicapped.

    I'm so confused! HELP!
     

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