Is Black Boy actually a girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tartannik, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Tartannik

    Tartannik Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Wet Argyll, Scotland
    Hello, I have two chicks that were born on the same day under the same hen and the eggs were from the same person who has 2 Roo's and lots of hens. Although it appears that 'black boy' is a Marans, I am not sure what his father is. He is 16 weeks old and isn't crowing, he is very calm and not 'roo' like at all. His Hatch mate on the other hand 'Vince' is very Roo like and started crowing about a fortnight ago.
    I have looked up on the internet to see if i can work it out but I can't! The only thing that makes me think he is a boy is those tail feathers???

    So here is 'black boy' is he a he or a she??




    And here is Vince, who is definetly a Roo!
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    It's definitely a boy, and a beautiful one at that! [​IMG] Sometimes they take a while to crow.
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Rooster, he screams rooster.
  4. mangled

    mangled Songster

    x2 ... I love the single tail feathers sticking out!

  5. Tartannik

    Tartannik Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Wet Argyll, Scotland
    Excellent, thank you, I did think he was I just needed someone to confirm it!!
  6. Mrs. Cannon

    Mrs. Cannon Chirping

    Apr 8, 2011
    Vandalia, IL
    His little tail feathers a cracking me up![​IMG]. He's a cutie
  7. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Definitely a cockerel.

    However, I don't think he is a Marans, his legs aren't the right color. Marans are should have pinkish white legs, not yellow. He's more likely a Barred Rock or Marans mix with faults.
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
    Looks like a boy to me too! My CCMs had white legs and my BRs had yellow.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's a male, no doubt at all. One of those extra darks popped out from my own BR flock once, owned by lockedhearts. She called him RuPaul. If you search by that name, you'll find pics that look exactly like your boy.

    Here's one juvvie pic of RuPaul, kept us all guessing because no other cockerel had ever been this dark from my flock:

  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    He's most certainly a boy.

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