Mystery Marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by everythingjane, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. everythingjane

    everythingjane Out Of The Brooder

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    I was sure this was a hen until very recently.. All of my roosters have big combs and wattles. But this "hen" is looking suspicious to me.. Thoughts?
    4 months old. It's the only one of the chickens with messed up tail feathers. Any possibility this is a hen?
    Thanks in advance!

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Saddle feathers don't lie, that's a rooster.
     
  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting that his comb is so small, but, yeah, you've got a rooster.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cockerel!

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, with that small comb and funky tail I wouldn't use him for breeding at all, unless you're just wanting to mess around with the white genetics and not purebred birds.
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    that is odd...your cockerel has the comb of a pullet but its a cockerel saddle feathers are a dead give away!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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