In need of reassurance

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 3dognite, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. 3dognite

    3dognite Just Hatched

    Jun 25, 2016
    Walworth, WI
    I bought these black copper Marans pullets a few weeks ago. According to the lady I bought them from they are around 20 weeks old today. I need a little gender reassurance since I'm beginning to have some concerns about one of them.
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    That is neither a Black Copper Marans nor a pullet. That looks like a cockerel from an Olive Egger project.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I agree with the above.

    This bird is not a Marans. Marans have straight combs, no beards or muffs, and if they have feathered legs they should be reasonable feathered. Your bird has a pea comb, beard and muffs, and lightly feathered legs. I'm thinking those traits all come from mixing with an Ameraucana or EE, for an Olive Egger.

    The pea comb's appearance,the hackle feathers you can see starting, plus the leggy build of the bird all point to cockerel.

    If you paid for a pullet, or for a BCM for that matter, I'd be contacting the seller and see what she can do to fix this for you.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with junebuggena
  5. 3dognite

    3dognite Just Hatched

    Jun 25, 2016
    Walworth, WI
    Darn it! I really have THE WORST LUCK EVER with roosters.
    Thank you all for taking a look and settling it for me. At least I don't have to wonder anymore. The woman I got them from is gone, she moved and had to sell all her chickens. Fortunately I didn't pay much. They were only about 12 weeks old when I got them and I really believe she thought they were both Marans pullets. I always think everyone knows more than I do since I'm so new to this. Live and learn.

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