Help sexing a Wheaten Maran Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken-crazy, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Chicken-crazy

    Chicken-crazy New Egg

    Nov 11, 2015
    Hi all

    Unfortunately we only got one chick out of a batch of fertile eggs and have been told you can sex Wheaten Maran Chicks from 2 weeks old.

    This little one is now 4 weeks - can others out there in BYC world let me know if you think we have a pullet or a roo?




  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too young for me to guess. Anyone else?
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Me too, but the posture in the top photo looks a bit rooish - just plain guess work at this age though.

  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I know it can be hard to get a specific shot, but one at a level that shows legs better would help. Heavy legs usually mean male.

    Four weeks is a bit young to be sure but just from its general conformation and posture I’m thinking male.

    If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this page you can see how to sex wheaten marans by wing feather color. I did a search after I wrote the above, so yeah, it is a male.
  5. ochochicas

    ochochicas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2014
    Washington State
    Cockerel. He'll end up feathering out black.

    A pullet would have light brown or red feathers growing in.

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