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

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    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?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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

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    How old is the little chick next to it?
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    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.

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  5. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     

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