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Is this BCM a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickluvinfreak, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. I'm almost postive my black copper maran is a rooster. He/she is 4 months old, he hasn't crowed or mated or any thing yet. But my hens the same age haven't laid eggs either. Wanted other people's opinion on what gender they think it is. I'm hoping he's a roo.[​IMG]
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    The picture below is the one I think is a rooster with a hen for comparison.
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    Thanks for any help :)
     

  2. BabyandCotton

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    Based on pics I can find of four months bcm I'd say rooster
     
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    Here's a few more pictures
     
  4. Thanks. I think it is too but my mom's been saying she thinks it's a hen. So I got worried and wanted some opinions. Hopefully I'll find out soon what gender. I named him Francisco so if it's a hen I'll have to call her Francis :)
     
  5. donrae

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    How much can you narrow down age? I'm thinking pullet, especially if it's 4+ months.
     
  6. She's just a little over 4 month. I put pictures on a black copper maran thread and everyone thought it was a hen. Apparently a rooster that age would have saddle feathers and other rooster plumage. So she probably a hen, thanks for your help :)
     
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  7. donrae

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    Yep, at that age I agree pullet. She's a faster maturing bird, hopefully those pretty dark eggs will be incoming!
     

  8. Yes she is maturing a bit faster. Which is why I always thought it was a rooster. It's a little dissapointing it isnt a roo but the chocolate eggs are a bonus.
     
  9. Braxton Brigade

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    I know I posted a pic on the marans thread... but I wanted to put pics up of my 2 bcm roos at 17-18 weeks old, the same age as your bird. [​IMG]

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    The comb would be much more prominent at this age if it was a rooster. Even my 16 week old Ameraucanas have notably red combs now.





     
  10. Yes seeing those picture i know shes defiantly a hen :). Your marans are gorgeous! I hope I can find a BCM rooster where I live. I had really wanted her to be one, but oh well.
     
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