Marans experts: What is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by irf1983, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. irf1983

    irf1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was supposed to be a cuckoo pullet. I got it at about 1-2 months old and gave it to my mother, whose chickens promptly scalped it, so I took it back. Now it is huge, and mounts my hens, but i haven't heard a peep out of it much less a crow, and it's between 4-5 months old now. It's only a little bigger than my cuckoo pullet. Is this a roo, and if so, why hasn't it crowed and what color would you call that? Thanks!!

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    This is it next to my cuckoo pullet
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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a roo, but I have no clue what you would call the color? Maybe a cuckoo x black copper cross?
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's a rooster. My cuckoo roos are much lighter and don't have the reddish on them.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    It appears to be a cross. I had a rooster that I thought would never crow. I think he had been the low guy on the totem pole where he came from. One day I saw him high in a tree. From there he crowed for the first time. I guess he felt safe up there. He crows all the time now.
     
  5. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with others.Can you give us close-up of your cuckoo pullet.She is too light for girl?
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I hadn't even paid any attention to her.....you're right tho, to light for a pullet.....she's the coloring of my roos.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes, definitely light for a pullet. But the comb says girl?

    The other is definitely a roo, probably a mix.
     
  8. irf1983

    irf1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are the same age, very different looking, I'm hoping at least the light one is a girl. definitely a smaller comb than the roo.
     

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