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Maran Sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cross2Twins, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Cross2Twins

    Cross2Twins Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC community,

    I have 7 Marans (6x BC and 1x unknown colour). I need help sexing them before I sell the roosters and keep the good hens. I will post the pictures below, head shot, wing, foot and then on the floor (keep in mind that they haven't been outside much yet!) They are currently nearly 4 weeks old.

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    Thank you, Cross2Twins!
     
  2. Hankfam

    Hankfam Out Of The Brooder

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    1 5 and 6 look like cockerels to me, 2 and 3 pullets. 7 is hard for me to see. Cute chicks!!!
     
  3. Hankfam

    Hankfam Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I missed 4, I would guess pullet on 4.
     
  4. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks 1,5,6,and 7 are cockerels
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree a lot of comb at such a young age - though we could be more accurate if you wait another 4 weeks and take new photos of them.
     
  6. Cross2Twins

    Cross2Twins Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks are almost all feathered out, I am going to post pics tomorrow!
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    With single comb birds at 5 weeks you only need to look at the comb. Your photos at 4 weeks had quite telling combs, 5 weeks will confirm this. I couldn't see #7 well but 1,5,and 6 had large comb with red. No single comb pullet will show red until point of lay. Any bird with red, typically accompanies a larger comb, this young is a cockerel. Pullets wont start to show red until 18 to 24 weeks of age.
     

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