Maranaucana, boy or girl? *Pics are up*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LuvMyBLR, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, a few weeks ago I got a GORGEOUS Maran/Araucana mix, sold to me as a pullet. But now, "Sweet Pea" has tiny little rose-thorn spurs! some hens have spurs too, I know. But She's rumpless! hahahaha so I'm not sure if it would get saddle feathers and such. so, how do you tell YOUR young rumpless birds apart?
     
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  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post any pics, would love to see!
     
  3. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure! It'll just have to be later tonight though lol. I'll get home from work about 6:30, post around 7! I want to get a nice, recent pic. [​IMG] Thanks for responding!
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rumpless birds do get saddle feathers. The feathers just don't part to either side of the tail but hang straight down like half a hula skirt.
     
  5. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry i'm horrible at putting thoughts into words. What I meant was it would be harder for me to tell, because I wouldn't be able to see the feather immediately go to the sides. But you're right of course [​IMG] I know they get saddle feathers. Sorry!
     
  6. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay here are pics I JUST got! I didn't get home till 8 last night and then we built an amazing brooder! So I couldn't do it last night. Here ya go! Oh and don't be fooled by her funny barring on her back. The feathers are round (for now).

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    Itty bitty spurs.... yes those are crocs in the background! I went out right away lol.
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  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will get saddle feathers. I personally think rumpless roos are much prettier than tailed roos. I hope you think so too, cause thats a boy in my humble opinion.


    Lanae
     
  8. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The problem isn't it being a roo itself... I just can't have any more roos! So if it turns out to be, I'll be heartbroken because he'll have to go [​IMG]

    Trust me, if I could have roos and it turned out to be a roo, I would be thrilled!
     
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