is this copper maran a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bbertone, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. bbertone

    bbertone Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a rooster? About 3 1/2 months old. [​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, cockerel.
     
  3. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Yes, that is a rooster, the easiest way I've found to tell is the saddle (feathers on the base of the tail) and hackle feathers (neck feathers). In roosters they will be pointed and hens they will be rounded.

    Here is a photo that shows the difference between adult chickens feathering (not my photo, I found it on a google search)
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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Handsome cockerel. :)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. bbertone

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  8. bbertone

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    I'm taking him to the breeder tomorrow to have them look. They day hen by the pics.
     
  9. bbertone

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    I realized he isn't 3 months yet. What are you seeing that makes you say rooster? The hackles?
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    His huge red comb and wattles and all the copper already showing on his neck. My black copper Marans pullet is about the same age, maybe a little older, and has a very small, barely pink comb and no wattles and is just starting to show a smidge of copper on her neck.
     

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