Help. I think I have a roo after all.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cohl0406, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this picture loads. I'm a first timer and I had read a lot on these forums before choosing a breed. I ended up with cuckoo marans. Their names are starsky and hutch :) the darker one being starsky. I fear hutch (the lighter one) is a roo and not a hen. I depended heavily on the lady that sold them to me at about a week old that they were hens as I only want them for pets and the eggs. I caught hutch "crowing" this morning. It was a bit pathetic but certainly a crow. Now everything I read the lighter they are they are a roo. His crown is also much more defined than the darker ones. I will have to get rid of the lighter one if it is a roo due to city ordinances. :-( I'm really hoping for good news.

    Also when I was getting the darker one back into their pen a couple of nights ago the lighter one actually took flight at me to "protect" her. They are literally inseparable. The lighter one definitely seems more aggressive.


    I know the picture isn't the best. I hope someone can help me.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    He is definitely a rooster.
     
  3. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    !Do you see any long 'curly' feathers on his tail? Being a lighter color usually means that they are a roo. (in barred rocks) And since he's crowing, he must be a rooster. It might be hard to take him from his friend though. [​IMG] How many chickens do you have? Could you get another barred rock for her to hang out with?
     
  4. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both cuckoo marans or so I was told. No long features on the tail.

    I am looking for a place for him and to get another one. It would be too mean to have her alone.

    Would a buff orfington get along with her?? Anyone know?
     
  5. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these gals even marans after all?? Once mypetnugget said barred rock I began looking into it and they certainly look like barred rocks rather than the cuckoo marans I was told they were.
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Your picture is not the best and it is very hard to get a good look.

    Cuckoo Marans will have white legs which it looks like yours might have.

    Barred Rocks will have yellow legs.
     
  7. Aragon

    Aragon Out Of The Brooder

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    It's hard to tell from the photo, but a Cucko Maran will have gray colored legs. Either way the lighter one is a roo. In both the BRs and CMs the lighter is the Roo. Seeing these two side-by-side, along with the comb and wattles and crowing. Slam Dunk ... Roo.
     
  8. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was afraid of. :-(

    That was the best picture I could get of them at that time I had 2 kids screaming at me wanting to come outside lol if I allowed that I never would make it back in.


    I really appreciate all of y'all's help.
     
  9. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and I should mention the darker one is much fatter and heavier than the lighter one. I as just thinking the darker one was a bit older.
     
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    They are Cuckoo, not Barred. At least the pullet in front is for sure. It's harder to see the rooster's feathers in the pic. He most likely is a Cuckoo Marans, too.
     

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