Maran Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bappl, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. bappl

    bappl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking I have a Marans roo. He jumps at the other two chicks with his feet the way my adult RIR roo does. The three chicks are all three different ages. I got them straight run. I believe this chick is five or six weeks old.[​IMG]
     
  2. bappl

    bappl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's another picture where I think I see the start of spurs.[​IMG]

    And another of the chick.[​IMG]

    Do you guys think I'm right? Is this a cockerel?
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm not familiar with the breed, but thats a lot of comb (and a bit of wattle) development at that age, so I'd say your suspicions are spot on.

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  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. My cuckoo Marans hens didn't get notable combs and wattles until just before they started laying. Looks all boy to me!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Cockerels
     
  6. bappl

    bappl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome guys, thanks! I think I'm getting better at sexing the chicks. This is my second batch. I bought my first batch of chicks last March. I have another chick that I believe is a pullet. She's a week older than the chick in my first post. [​IMG]

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I don't see anything screaming cockerel, so I would have to agree.
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All chicks have spur buds, both male and female. The spurs don't begin to develop until about 6 months old. Some roosters never to grow spurs, and sometimes a hen will grow them.
    The chick is a cockerel due to the big pink comb at such a young age. Pullets don't start to pink up until they are getting close to laying age.
     
  10. bappl

    bappl Chillin' With My Peeps

    no, this one is a different chick than the first one I posted. This one is one week older than the first chick and I believe she's a pullet.
     

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