maran chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by taffjenks, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. taffjenks

    taffjenks Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know how to tell the difference between cocks and hens at 6ish week old please i have an sort of idea just need confirming oh and there copper black and copper blue :)
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Can you post pics?
     
  3. taffjenks

    taffjenks Out Of The Brooder

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    Im trying at mo to get good ones of them
     
  4. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have to have at least ten posts to post pics
     
  5. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start looking for a difference in the combs. Roos will have them much before pullets. Also the roos will color in at the hackles much before pullets. Ever now and then you will have submissive roos who don't show much roo characteristics but if you take out the dominant roos,the others will evolve.
    When in doubt, time will tell.
    I think you can tell sex with marans a lot sooner than with some other breeds.
     
  6. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have cuckoo marans so don't know whether this will help, but I noticed at around 5 weeks old that one was noticeably lighter than the others. Also, that lighter one had comb and wattles coming in and they were pinkish compared to the pale no-comb no-wattles on the others. Here's pic of him next to a cuckoo marans pullet (with EE looking on, of course [​IMG] ), probably around 6-7 weeks old:
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    Hope this helps -
     
  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they all look like hens to me. But hell I am never right!! [​IMG])
     
  8. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry - cockerel is on the left [​IMG] Gotta say that when I got him, I thought he was a she so called 'her' Emmy...
     
  9. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess he is now Emilio or Emmitt;)
     
  10. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess he is now Emilio or Emmitt;)

    I thought of those but ultimately went with Rocky - it just seemed to fit [​IMG]
     

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