I am new to this chicken thing and I maybe in trouble

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tjhix01, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. tjhix01

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    I purchased two cukoo marans today thinking they were hens but im not 100% sure and neither was the facility we purchased from. How can i tell?
     
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    This is one of them
     
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    Here is the other
     
  6. Studio2770

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    Too early to tell. You gotta wait a couple weeks. Males tend to be bigger and more active though I am basing this on my experience with having two cockerel before. A female could act the same way.
     
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    Thank you. Is there a way to tell how old they are? We bought them from Orschelns and they didnt really give any information.
     
  9. antyler

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    Welcome! I would guess they are about a week old looking at the wing feathers. I have read that the male have a larger white spot on their head, and are lighter in color than the females.
     
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    Ok i really appreciate all of yalls help. Im sure i will be asking more questions as i familiarize myself to chickens.
     

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