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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. CTKen

    CTKen 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.

    CT
     
  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 Water Under the Bridge 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 Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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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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