Is this maran a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickencreek, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    This is coco my what is supposed to be a black copper maran but is chocolate colored (hence the name) is it a rooster or hen. It is 8 weeks old and bigger than the other two chicks. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

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    That is certainly a lot of comb/wattle for the age - but to really offer an answer we would need to see a full body shot - especially since breed also seems to be somewhat in question.
     
  3. chickencreek

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  4. theoldchick

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    Here's my Black Copper Maran's cockeral

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    A week older
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    For comparison is his sister.
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    You can see a difference in the comb and wattle development. I could not photograph the tail of the cockeral as this quad is timid and is easily spooked. The cockeral tail will have a greenish sheen and be slightly longer at this age.
     
  5. chickencreek

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    Thanks for the reply it looks like my Maran is a cockerel too. Do you know what they look like when full grown?
     
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    not my photo
     
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  7. chickencreek

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    Well at least they're pretty
     

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