need help sexing 5 week old Blue Marans!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SeattleLeah, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These blue marans are exactly 5 weeks old today. I thought I would be sure of gender because from what I have seen BCM roos are very apparent by 4 weeks. Are blues a little harder to tell? Any input would be greatly appreciated! They are a little messy from their fermented please, so you will have to excuse them.

    Chick 1 - such a pretty light blue almost lavender color!
    small pale comb and very small but pink wattles which I just noticed for the first time today. Until now, I thought this one was for sure a pullet.

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    Chick 2
    Small pale comb, small pink wattles.

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    roo stance in this photo but usually stands more like a girl.
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    Chick 3
    This chick is smaller than the others and I thought roo at first because the comb has been slightly larger than the other all along. Now Im not sure?

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    Thanks!!!!

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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but those look to be ALL boy's to me :/ They shouldn't be showing up with such pink combs until much later. For example, here's my female marans at 16 weeks. Even then she didn't have much growth.


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  3. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    noooooooooooooooo!!!! Geeze, I really hope I didnt hatch 3 roos, Ive been wanting a blue marans for the longest time!
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all look male to me too [​IMG]
     
  5. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up hope yet,
    My Wheaten Marans looked a bit boy-ish like that at first. By the way, say hi to my brother in Seattle for me! (I'm in Florida) lol
     
  6. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here is the week 6 update. Chick #2 and #3 are looking like roos so they will go to a new home this weekend. Im still holding out hope for chick #1. here are the photos:

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  7. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait on #2 another week maybe. It still may be a girl. Comb and wattles are very similar to the first and I wouldn't just go by the feather color.
     
  8. Chickenfan4life

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  9. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the tips, I will hold on to chick #2 for a few more weeks :)
     
  10. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 week update. Chick #3 went to a new home last week as he was surely a he.

    Chick #1 Looking pretty safe this is a pullet [​IMG]

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    chick #2. . . . Im still stumped. Comb and wattels havent grown since last week but he/she sure has gotten red! No crowing attempts or roo behavior [​IMG]

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