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Need advice on cuckoo maran

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henryhoe, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need as much advice as possible on this bird, really hope it is a girl, if it is a boy i will have to give it away, there is no way my neighbours will put up with it if it is a boy!! I just dont want to be too quick to give it away until im sure what it is!! 19-20 weeks old!!

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  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    No doubt that is a roo.... sorry [​IMG] If that was a pullet with that red of combs and wattles she would be laying like crazy. Pullets would not have much of a comb at that age and would not be that red or that big. He is not crowing yet???? Mine have been crowing since they were about 2 mths old.
     
  3. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it be a girl and be maybe older? no eggs yet, it was given to me nearly 2 weeks ago now! i was told that age!
    It lets a loud like buck noise out seldomly, is that crowing
     
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  4. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a roo to me, sorry!! i have all girls and their combs are not even close to that size and they are 20 weeks old now.
     
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:I don't have cuckoo's but I do have marans and the roos were pretty obvious at 2 weeks by two months there was no doubt. No chance that is a girl sorry.

    This is a blue copper marans roo

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    This is a pullet not the best pic but you will get the idea

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    not the lack of size and color in the comb and waddles. I have 9 marans roo and 5 pullets and I know roos!!!

    Sorry.
     
  6. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

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