Marans gender and type

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by taterdee, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. taterdee

    taterdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a mix of maran chicks and would like some help with breed and gender if possible though they are young. I think around 2 weeks old. She said they are splash and blue. Are the darks blue and the white splash? Also it looks like I may have a massive amount of Roos. The combs look very developed for this age! Is that normal for the breed maybe (hoping!). Out of the eight I see one smooth comb! The lighter ones (splash?) weren't as cooperative but all of their combs already have prongs/points.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    They are way too young to really tell, but I am seeing a lot of chicks that make me think rooster also. Are they supposed to be only blue and splash, or black also? Some of the dark ones look black to me but that may just be the lighting. The really light ones are splash.
     
  3. taterdee

    taterdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was having a hard time finding the right info online. Someone just told me Marans' combs develop very early. I'm used to other breeds that a defined comb so early definitely means rooster. So I was alarmed by all the distinct combs. Lol.

     
  4. chickita12

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    They are pretty! But like Kelsie said it is too early to tell.Maybe you could post again in a few weeks? Then maybe we can help you more !Good Luck![​IMG]
     
  5. taterdee

    taterdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would agree with who you think is a roo so far, probably everybody in the last picture, the barred one, the two you can see combs in the second and 1,2,4 in the first ... the blues are iffy to me, pic #3 and 3,5 in pic#1... they do have red showing up but not much development, #3 also just looks like a girl.
     
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