Picture of cuckoo marans chicks, boy & girl difference

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dkluzier, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. dkluzier

    dkluzier Songster

    Lil John isn't quite dried off but as soon as he hatched, the color difference from the first 4 chicks was obvious. He is more silver, especially the back of the neck area. The light wasn't that great and of course it is shining on him a little more. The girls are noticably darker gray/black with less barring


  2. Aero

    Aero In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    thanks for this pic. My cukoo maran chick developed a comb so much earlier than the others in my brood I was worried she was a roo. But she's dark like your female so I guess she's a she afterall.
  3. dkluzier

    dkluzier Songster

    The first 4 to hatch were all similar in color and I was trying to make one of them a rooster by the comb size. When Lil John hatched, I saw what they meant by lighter in color. Now I know that the first 4 are all hens.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  4. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Songster

    I have 1 roo and 5 pullets. All are 4 weeks old and if I didn't know that Dillinger was a roo, I would think they were all roos based on comb size. My pullets are dark but their combs are as big as his. [​IMG]

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