Marans chicks--Any guesses on sex? I'm confused.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I really can't tell at all which are roos and which are pullets at this point.

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  2. ResidentEvilRock

    ResidentEvilRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems to me like you have two roosters and 2 pullets. Two of them have a more prominent comb sticking up.
     
  3. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I think the 4th chick (on the right) is a pullet, and maybe the second chick (from the left). But the second chick does have a bigger comb than the 4th chick.
     
  4. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they aren't all pullets? [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:Heh heh... nope, not sure! They're pretty young yet. It's anyone's guess at this point.
     
  6. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    Not sure, but they sure are PRETTY!!
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    they all look like cockerals to me [​IMG] . My pullets were much darker and had very small dots, my cockerals had smudgy spots like those.....
    mine are younger in these pics but you can see what I am talking about...
    these were my cockerals
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  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I would say on your second picture, starting from top to bottom girl , boy girl, boy but Im no expert! LOL just seems like those two have the biggest combs (Boys)
     
  9. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    After just sexing mine. I agree with klf73. They all look like cockerals. [​IMG] They have large head spots and alot of light feathering. By using these "rules", mine were easy to sex. I had trouble with only one.

    Mine looked just like the ones pictured by klf73.
     
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  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I will add, the top one in the first pic had me confused for a while...he is darker than the other 2 cockerals but something told me he was a he. He got his sickle feathers a few weeks ago.....I think he only carries one barring gene
     

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