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how do you sex black copper marans chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countrygurl, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. countrygurl

    countrygurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you sex black copper marans chicks?
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    no
     
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that if you look at the chick's head from the side on pullets you will see little or no comb and on the roosters it will stick up a bit. I did not really keep track of that so cant say for sure. I waited for them to feather out. I did not have enough confidence in the method to cull before I could see from feathering so didnt seem to make sense to pay a lot of attention.

    Someone with more record keeping interest could try and see if it works. I know that in the long run the ration worked out, but It most likely would in any case.
     
  4. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Probably a better answer than mine
     
  5. Happy Chooks

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  6. countrygurl

    countrygurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some have more white than others, does that mean it's a rooster or hen?
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:no
     
  8. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    i had one fool me too. She had pink thick legs, big feet, a fair size comb, and she would bump chests with the males and act like a roo. She was slow to feather out as well. Thought she was gonna be a roo for sure but she is a sweet girl.
     
  9. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may also be able to sex the chicks by leg/foot color. The darker tend to be female, the lighter male. There are some good pics of how to sex black copper chicks in the Marans breed thread - but I'm not sure where in the 640 pages!
     

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