Need help sexing my black copper marans.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenchick93, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. chickenchick93

    chickenchick93 New Egg

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    I have 4 black copper marans that are 7 weeks old tomorrow and I know one is a definite hen, and one is a roo, but not sure about the other two. Hoping they're both hens! Sorry the pics are so dark, they like to spend time in the shade a lot!

    Bird #1 This one is unknown to me! Thinking hen right now.. Also a little skiddish.
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    Bird #2 This one is also unknown as well, sorry pic isn't great, he/she is a little skiddish, and is the smallest of all 4 of them. Looked exactly like my roo a couple weeks ago but my roo has gotten a lot bigger and this little guy is still.. Well.. Little lol
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    I know this one's a hen. She loves to come and cuddle with me and is always right at my feet when I'm outside.
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    Bird #4 this one is our roo. we'll be keeping him so his name is Zeppelin.
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  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am voting roo for bird 1 and 2. Three looks more pulletish to me.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I hate to say this, but I think you have three roos and one pullet. However, the first bird still has me guessing.[​IMG] Those short, pointy feathers and pink, large combs at such a young age all suggest males. [​IMG] But, you can't be 100% until they are fully grown.
     
  4. chickenchick93

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    Also a couple weeks ago, bird 1 and 3 looked the same and bird 2 and 4 looked the same. So we thought we had 2 & 2 but now that they've changed again I'm starting to question..
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Honestly, they all have a cockerel look to me [​IMG]

    Post again in a few weeks, so we can see how things turn out?
     
  7. chickenchick93

    chickenchick93 New Egg

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    Will post again in a few weeks!
     

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