Maran male?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ceb0f3, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Ceb0f3

    Ceb0f3 Hatching

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    Hello! I have two marans and curious if the black (gray?) one is a male. We purchased them in early May, if I remember correctly, as chicks. She has not made any attempt to crow but was picked on terribly by a former rooster of ours when she was smaller. Thinking male bc of tail feathers? Or too early to tell? Thank you! DD8F4BB6-3C91-4018-8EDF-F516BE6CB268.jpeg B207CAE8-3199-4031-B37A-3993997ADF4F.jpeg
     

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  2. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    Do you have any photos?
     
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  3. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing

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    Sorry, but there's no way for us to give you definite answers without pictures of the birds in question.
     
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  4. Ceb0f3

    Ceb0f3 Hatching

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    So sorry! Just posted...I think!
     
  5. hmarg06

    hmarg06 Songster

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    Those look like Easter Eggers to me, not Marans, one is for sure a cockerel, and the other looks like it could be as well, but I can't tell for sure.
     
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  6. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    Very pretty Easter Eggers! Yes, the darker one closer to the camera is a cockerel. He has male specific saddle feathering.
     
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  7. Ceb0f3

    Ceb0f3 Hatching

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    So sorry! I think I posted the photos
    Thank you for the reply! Shoot, the farm store had them as Cuckoo Marans but I’ll take them as Easter Eggers for sure! Hoping then, that the brown one is a female.
     
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  8. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing

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    Yup, both are gorgeous Easter Eggers! Dark blue one is a male and the self blue/wheaten colored one is a female. Congrats on two beautiful birds!
     
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  9. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    Brown one looks like a pullet!
     
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  10. Ceb0f3

    Ceb0f3 Hatching

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    Thank you everyone for the info! Much appreciated
     
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