help me sex/what breed do you think this is?

wickstopher

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 9, 2011
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0
22
Hi, there! I have a young bird (4 months, maybe) who I think is either a Barred Rock or a Cuckoo Marans. The breeder says it's a female Marans, but I'm not too sure about either! S(he) is pretty loud, and already is developing a rather pronounced comb and wattle, but I don't see any saddle feathers. I'm very new to this, however. I can't have roosters because I live in the city, and I'm at about a 50% roo rate from these breeders so far.
Let me know what you all think! Thanks!



 
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bloom_ss

Songster
8 Years
Jun 23, 2011
658
18
111
Spokane Valley, WA
Looks like a Barred Rock to me. It looks pretty light for a BR and might be a roo.
(I'm not too good at sexing the barred breeds though so I could be wrong.)
 

spiritdance

Songster
9 Years
Dec 13, 2010
864
12
111
looks like a barred rock pullet to me. BR hens have larger combs than most breeds, and BR roos have wider white stripes than that
 

TheSpiceGirls

Crowing
9 Years
Oct 6, 2010
2,565
308
271
Bay Area, CA
I can't help you with the gender but I can tell you it's a Barred Rocks. It is NOT a Cuckoo Marans. He/she would have white legs if it was a CM.
 

smarsh2

Songster
10 Years
Sep 1, 2009
298
10
131
i am not as sure as everyone else is, legs are rather pale for a barred rock and the barring isn't good. too much white for barred pullet, too dark for a barred roo. i think it is at least in part maran.
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
91
201
Foothills of NC
Barred Rock. If the bird is 4 months old, she's hen. If you're wrong on the age and the bird is younger, he's roo. Those neck feathers seem rooish but the comb and wattles are far too small at 4 mos to be roo.
 

extraordinaryfowl

Songster
8 Years
Sep 6, 2011
477
3
101
Lancaster, PA
Quote:Just what I was thinking! Cuckoo Marans are white skinned. From the look of her I definitely think hen. A BR cock would have bigger combs and wattles for sure, and more pronounced saddle and tail plumage.
 
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