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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by triplejfarms, Sep 29, 2011.
need some help sexing these lil cuties, are the girls the black ones or brown?
Sorry I have no clue. I got my GCMs as adults.
Here is an older post where the OP asked the same question and then came back with results when her chicks grew up: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=126827&p=1
Boy are your chicks super cute!!!!
Honestly I didn't respond because I don't know what to say - The brown marbled ones aren't what a Golden Cuckoo should look like, more, what a Crele should look like - The black and white ones look more like a Blue Cuckoo or something.
Any barred bird should be sexed by the size of the white dot though, not the color.
Quote:the last ones i got from a different breeder the males what lighter and the female was typical barred black with dot on head, now these have thrown me off with the brown?
The brown ones interest me. Do you think they will grow up barred also?? You will have to keep us updated with pics.
Can you ask the people you got the eggs from?
Quote:a friend got these for me i will have to get her to ask them.
Quote:x2 they don't look full golden cuckoo, maybe mixed with something...
However with golden cuckoos in general, the lighter blonder chicks are usually male and the darker brown are usually females.
Look through this thread and you will see some pics of baby golden cuckoos and read what people say about them. This is a pretty good thread about golden cuckoos. Look on pasofinofarm website (one of the thread posters) and click on poultry. You will see some nice examples of adult golden cuckoos as well that you can compare yours to when they grow up.
I have seen a HUGE variation amongst "Golden Cuckoo" marans.......... I don't think they are very well developed in the USA like they may be in France. I have also not really been able to find much/any info online about what chicks look like, if you can feather sex, etc. Being that they are like silver cuckoo's but different, I wouldn't expect the chicks to look exactly like silver cuckoo marans, so maybe the brown are golden cuckoo. I have had the same type of chicks hatch from pure golden cuckoo marans but they aren't mature yet.