Is my blue Marans chick a pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ms Ellen, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen Songster

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    It seems to be hen color from looking at feathersite but I don't know if they all start out that color or not?

    Forgot to say it is 7 weeks.
     
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  2. chasep

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    looks like a pullet to me
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    At 7 weeks, it's probably a cockerel. The large comb is the indicator. If it were a pullet, it would be much smaller. All blues are the same color until the males begin to get in their hackle and saddle feathers.
     
  4. Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen Songster

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    Thanks! That was what I didn't know! Those blue boys are beautiful when they feather out! I won't get any dark eggs though since this is my only Marans out of 6 eggs. Shipped eggs from Texas though so I am glad to get just the one anyway. At first I thought it was a boy but the comb isn't growing as fast as on my other little guy of unknown breed from another breeder.
     
  5. JHaller

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    I am raising some cuckoo marans, and the cockerel had a much more pronounced comb at 7 weeks. I'm assuming the blues grow rapidly and are very large at a young age, like the cuckoos. This bird looks like a pullet to me.
     
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

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    WHAT??? MARARN COME IN BLUE???????
    i want some.. i want some.... i want some!!!!!!!!
    i need more coops....
     
  7. sandypaws

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    i have cuckoo marans.. and i love them.. but my favorite chicken color is blue.. i have blue andelusians.. and blue cochins... i want to get some blue OEGB and/or blue turkeys..
     
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  8. EweSheep

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    Quote:Yep they got blue marans! [​IMG]
     

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