Marans (possibly mixed) and mixed babies from Katy

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tazcat70, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    How many are boys? [​IMG]

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    Three of my favorites...

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    All the little cuties from Katy

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    I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I am enjoying the babies!
     
  2. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I would say all of those with yellow spots on their heads are boys.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  3. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful! I am so jealous now................thanks! lol
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Ahhhh, they are so cute. [​IMG] The dark chipmunk one in the 2nd picture looks like she could be a pure BLRW...does it have a rose comb?
     
  5. CrowinKing

    CrowinKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read on a site that when there 4 days old you can guess by there color the females are darker and the males are lighter color!

    Thats just what I read mine aren't old enough for me to tell what they are mine are only 2 wks old
     
  6. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just asking because I am totally clueless. Doesn't the spot thing only apply to sex-links???

    Susan
     
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Yes, I was looking at it tonight. I have a couple that are showing signs of boys. [​IMG] I think that the blue barring one has one too. Her comb does not look like a single, even with that big yellow spot.
     
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Just asking because I am totally clueless. Doesn't the spot thing only apply to sex-links???

    Susan

    Correct me if I am wrong-----

    The silver gene is one that can have up to two doses. However, a female can only have one, so on birds with barring, like Barred Rocks and Marans the more yellow (that will turn white) the more likely that it is a boy. They are basically naturally sex-linked.
     

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