Is this a dwarf Golden Cuckoo Maran roo? or what??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by redhen, May 3, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I hatched 2 roos and 1 pullet...(i think!) but this one roo is SO small! hes the size of the pullet..maybe even smaller than her! also..his gold on his head is a much lighter color than the bigger roo... why is this? i just want to be sure its a roo... do they even have dwarf chickens?? [​IMG]

    here is the 3 of them...hes the one in the front eating....the pullet is laying down...can you see how much lighter he is compared to the bigger roo?

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    these really show the size difference. Hes as small as the pullet. could he be a pullet? maybe?

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    Thanks for any help!
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  2. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have absolutely no idea, but wanted to tell you how pretty those birds are!
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG] they are just about 8 weeks old now.
     
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a roo
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks!..can you tell by his coloring?
     
  6. Linkoso

    Linkoso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a roo.

    He got sickle feathers.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thank You...are those the feathers around his neck? now, i'm looking at the one i thought was a pullet..(the darker one) does she have those sickle feathers also? Man, i hope i dont have 3 roos! [​IMG]
     
  8. Linkoso

    Linkoso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, and on his back/backside.
    Pullets dont have sicklefeathers-

    I always looking for sickle feathers when i'm not sure if it's a pullet or cocerel. If i find one, it's 100% boy! [​IMG]


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  9. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are "saddle" feathers, (sickle are on the tail), but in any case, Linkoso is correct.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

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