I too think I have a roo.....I hope not!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DebH, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. DebH

    DebH Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I just picked up what I thought were two Cuckoo Maran chicks. One is very different than the other. From these pics can anyone tell me if the one with the red comb is a roo?

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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    How old are they? I'm thinking he's a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? He looks like a roo to me. He has a very large comb for how young they look
     
  4. DebH

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    I got them as day old chicks maybe 5 weeks ago? Maybe a little longer. I'm so bummed because I need new pullets and I thought I'd get two to keep each other company when I add them to my 6 other ladies. I love my girls but we can't keep roo's here and I don't want to see him killed. And now, I don't know how to introduce just the one little girl. I have them in their "play pen" during the day so the other hens can see them and get use to them. I hope my other girls don't pick on her too much and I have to find a home for him..... :-(
     
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  5. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I hope that you can find a good home for him!
     
  6. DebH

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    Thanks :-( I'll start asking around to the folks I know that won't eat him.
     
  7. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you have a certain number of posts you can advertise him on the BYC buy sell or trade forum or on your state thread. Being a cuckoo maans he could also be used in an olive egger breeding program so that might open up some possibilities.
    Good luck, he's a cute little guy.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  9. ckbco

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    Cockerel appears pointed feathers vs rounded and comb is large at age
     
  10. DebH

    DebH Out Of The Brooder

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    ckbco: He was suppose to be a Cuckoo Maran Pullet. He's a sturdy strong little guy. I'll post to the Northern California area later to see if anyone wants him for breeding, not eating. I am firm about that. We don't eat pets with names. He went from Mildred to Mervyn Maran!!

    Thanks everyone for your comments!! I always get so much help here!! D
     

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