How to sex Black Copper Marans chicks?

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  1. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard its hard to tell sex of black copper marans at an early stage. I just got 4 last night from a friend who drove 2 hours away to pick them up. I'd been wanting to have BCMarans for quite sometime now so blindly got em hoping for dark brown egg layers. Not sure what to do with cockerels in my neighborhood when they start crowing.[​IMG]
     
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    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone knows how to do this? Tell if a male or female chicks, I think they were hatched 21st of this month (March)
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    At 10 days old it pretty hard to tell....4-5 weeks would show more.
    But get clear, well lit pics of the side of their bodies and close ups of the head and comb and post them in the what breed and gender forum.
     
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    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the great advise Aart
     

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