hen or roo Black Copper Marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sally8, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 BCM youngsters and 2 EE/BCM. I'm thinking that 6 are roo's and the other 5 are hens. I snapped a couple of photo's. I know they aren't the best but anyone have any idea's? I was told when they either crowed or laid an egg then I would know. That's gotten a little old. lol I have noticed some of their combs were much darker red than others. Does that mean anything where gender is concerned? Thank you all. sue


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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think all the birds pictured are roosters. How old are they?
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2, I can see saddle feathers and the comb is very prominent.
     
  4. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking 5 months, give or take a little. I'm not at home to look it up. I thought all 6 were roo's but DH says no. I'll try to get more pic's later this afternoon. Thanks.
     
  5. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like what my BCMs roosters look like at that age.
     
  6. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    The one standing in the bucket might be a pullet, I don't see any saddle feathers but I can't see the head very well to see the comb or waddles so not positive.
     
  7. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It pains me to post that I also see mostly roo's. when I incubate my own, nearly 75% are always girls but these were lovingly sat on by my sizzle. Go figure. So, I have 9 BCM and I'm thinking6 will have to go. Ugh!
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

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    You're not coming to Ohio any time soon, are you? I'd take a couple! [​IMG]

    (Can't pay shipping, though. Sorry.)
     
  9. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an uncle that usually comes out for deer season. (Nov). He lives near the top middle Ohio. I'll check with him before I do anything with them. You could have as many as you like, if it works out. sue
     
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