Male or female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by savvychickz, May 20, 2019.

  1. savvychickz

    savvychickz Songster

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    Not too sure on the breed either, it has puffy Easter egger like cheeks though.
     

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  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    It's a male, and with some feathering on the legs, a French Marans or mix.
    Mary
     
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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Look at the Black Copper French Marans cockerel pictures!
    Mary
     
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  4. savvychickz

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    Is he mixed than? Because he does have quite some puffy cheeks!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Very likely an olive egger cockerel
     
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    Probably. Feathering on legs will show up in mixes if one parent has it. He's very handsome!
    Mary
    I had some Marans x EE mixes a few years ago, and a couple of them looked just like this guy!
     
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  7. Norcal527

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    I second olive egger cockerel...maransxeaster egger
     
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  8. savvychickz

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    My roo and hen ratio isn’t doing very good, currently have 6 maybe cockerels and 2 roosters.
     
  9. Norcal527

    Norcal527 Songster

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    How many hens? If you want to keep them you can run the males together in a bachelor pen. I can never cull a bird as they're pets to me so I keep a lot of males. If there are problems they will go to a bachelor pad.
     
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  10. savvychickz

    savvychickz Songster

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    I have approximately 21 hens, 5 of my cockerels haven’t started mating yet and they all get along.
     

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