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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like a pullet to me
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    JHaller Out Of The Brooder

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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

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