1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Maran 5 week old, girl or boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pdholbrook, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

    44
    3
    47
    Sep 1, 2014
    Lexington, KY
    I've assumed this is a boy because of how it is feathered. It hatched March 10th. I was noticing today though that the comb is very small, at best, and not remotely pink. Thoughts?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    15,897
    3,470
    436
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Still too young, stance looks rooster but nothing else yet, I would wait a few weeks yet.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,967
    8,060
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How old is the little chick next to it?
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    5,424
    1,462
    351
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Looks like a girl to me.
    Marans roos usually telecast very early (see my BCM hatch below in byline...you'll see the roo compared to his two sisters).

    Also, Marans stand taller, even the pullets, as chicks, so that is not indicative.

    That comb, though, is. It is saying all pullet at this point.

    LofMc
     
  5. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

    44
    3
    47
    Sep 1, 2014
    Lexington, KY
    The chick next to the maran is 2 weeks younger. She's a brahma/ameraucana mix. It would be nice if this was a pullet actually. I'll post an update in a couple of weeks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by