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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wickstopher, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. wickstopher

    wickstopher In the Brooder

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    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. [​IMG] Let me know what you all think! Thanks!

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  2. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Songster

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    Looks like a Barred Rock to me. It looks pretty light for a BR and might be a roo. [​IMG] (I'm not too good at sexing the barred breeds though so I could be wrong.)
     
  3. spiritdance

    spiritdance Songster

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    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
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Barred Rock, not sure on gender though
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    Barred Rock pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

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    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.
     
  7. donnavee

    donnavee Songster

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    Barred Rock and I think Pullet. I have one the same age and her comb and wattles look the same - she just started laying eggs.[​IMG]
     

  8. smarsh2

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    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.
     
  9. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    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.
     
  10. extraordinaryfowl

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    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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