New and confused -Black Copper Marans chick pullet or Roo?C

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SoCal-ludic, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. SoCal-ludic

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    OK, I am a new BYC adventurer, knowing only what I have read on line. I have 2 BCM's from same breeder, born 3/7/16 - 19 weeks, but neither laying or crowing. Copper coloring is about the same, but comb and wattles much larger on one, which is the larger of the two. Could one of these be a roo? Is there so much variance from the same breeder (batch of eggs)?
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  2. ThePoultryLife

    ThePoultryLife New Egg

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    To me, the top photos look like a rooster (Looks like sickles developing on tail plus pointed hackles) and the second is a hen. Beautiful birds by the way! [​IMG]
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like pullets to me. Even in the same line of birds there is variation. It is a slightly larger comb than breed standard but it's also a faster maturing bird than her sister. Believe you'll get eggs from that one much sooner than other bird.
     
  4. SoCal-ludic

    SoCal-ludic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input. 50/50 so far. How long before a rooster begins doing what a rooster does?
     
  5. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree and feel confident that they are both pullets.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are both pullets. The more developed one is simply going to lay first, probably eggs within the next few weeks from the looks of things.

    In humans, full siblings can develop quite differently. Same with birds. Your birds are in late adolescence, so compare them to say sophomores in high school. Lots of variation in maturity at that age.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    both pullets
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets! They will be laying any day now.
     
  9. SoCal-ludic

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    Thanks for the encouragement. It has been a long, but interesting, 21 weeks. I have one Spotted Suffolk which just began laying a couple of days ago with an odd shaped double yoke egg. I will let you know.
     

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