Males or Females oe One of Each???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NoSkiveez, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
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    This marans is 20+ weeks old

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    This bird is 7 months old. Its comb is bigger than the other two females. My husband swears its a roo. Any thoughts???


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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    They are both girls. SLW males look MUCH different than the females. She just has a big comb.
     
  3. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
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    Quote:I agree, all girls!
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Don't know on the 2nd but the 1st is male.
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:At 20+ weeks, a male should have MUCH bigger comb and wattles than this one does...there's one tail feather that's a little wonky, but that's all i see...
     
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  6. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
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    Quote:At 20+ weeks, a male should have MUCH bigger comb and wattles than this one does...there's one tail feather that's a little wonky, but that's all i see...

    Thats what I thought too, but that one tail feather left me very confused.
     
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:At 20+ weeks, a male should have MUCH bigger comb and wattles than this one does...there's one tail feather that's a little wonky, but that's all i see...

    Thats what I thought too, but that one tail feather left me very confused.

    I'd wait and see what it does. I've had the occasional female that has long looking tail feathers during a moult...
     
  8. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the first one is a male, and the second is female. Just my opinion.
     
  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your first one is a stumper. With tail feathers like that Id say roo but I dont see long hackle feathers and the comb and wattles are small. I have 17 week old barred Rock roos so I am not sure with Marans, but my BR's have the long tail feathers like yours but their hackles are alot longer and combs and wattles much bigger. the second I say pullet
     
  10. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
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    I think I will hold on for a while.
     

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