Heard cock a doodle do - but which one?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by slranch, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. slranch

    slranch New Egg

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    Nancy - 4 month old Cuckoo Maran

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    Michelle - 14 week Light Brahma

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    We've heard crowing 2 days in a row now and have 2 potential candidates for our rooster. Maybe both?

    I bought chicks at our local feed store Labor Day weekend so they are about 4 months old. The top 2 pictures are the Cuckoo Maran who was a few weeks old at the time and I'm pretty sure Nancy is a he.

    The second set of pictures is a light brahma. She's 14 weeks old and just as big as my full grown americaunas, maran and australorp.

    Any thoughts or anything else we should be looking for? I don't see any spurs yet but perhaps they are too young? I'd hate to get rid of a perfectly good hen!
     
  2. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    could be either see if you can watch which one duos it
     
  3. slranch

    slranch New Egg

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    Thanks but it stops as soon as I go out there. I've read that there are some feather/color differences - anything I should be able to see at this point?
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nancy is 10000% a boy. Could you post closer pics of Michelle's tail area? I think I see saddle feathers coming in, which would make her a boy too.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    They are both males. If I had to guess I would say the first one is doing the crowing.
     
  6. mohawkbrian

    mohawkbrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are both male . there are three reaso ns to show this. hackle and saddle feathers are pointed and shiny, they both have downward curving tails and they stand tall and proud like a rooster does.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

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    Two cockerels.
     
  8. slranch

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    Closer picture of Michelle's back. Are those rooster feathers?
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    yes.

    Sorry.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the marans and the brahma are both 110% cockerels
     

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