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Possible OH NOO!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suburbanfarmer, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. suburbanfarmer

    suburbanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I was so excited to finally have a cokoo marans pullet and get those nice dark eggs, but then my little Rosa turned into a Roberto. By the time he was 3 months old he looked completely roo-ish. I was sooooo disappointed and unhappily put an add on Craig's list for him. A nice man came and bought him and I was feeling ok about everything until the man made a parting comment that has been bothering me for days. The man said.... " Wow he is 3 months old and he hasn't crowed yet? They usually crow by now if they are male. Well thanks and see you later." Then he left and ever since then my mind has been whirling. Did I just sell a pullet? The one I've been waiting for!?!? NO! Yes? NO! Yes? Please help me settle this for my own sanity. Should he have been crowing by now if he were truly male?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some boys do some boys don't. My silkie roos are almost 3 months old and not a peep. My leghorn roos well.. .they started at the rip old age of 8 weeks.
     
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    u can tell sexes on a cuckoo marans by the color of them. they r noticeably different in coloring. i have 2 boys and 3 girls and they r about that age and neither of them have crowed. if ur baby was gray it was a boy if it was black it was a girl.

    so, which was it a girl or boy? i hope it was a boy, crossing fingers for u.
    silkie
     
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I had a little mixed banty roo and he didn't crow until almost 4 1/2 months!!
     
  5. suburbanfarmer

    suburbanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    That is another area that I was confused. His coloring didn't seem to be very dark or light to me. Oh I just don't know.
     
  6. suburbanfarmer

    suburbanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    That second pix is a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    going by color it is a girl but i don't know it's comb looks kinda boyish. go on my website and my marans album the 3rd bird pic is a cuckoo roo and the 4th is a cuckoo girl. mabe looking at that will help.
    silkie
     
  9. suburbanfarmer

    suburbanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you all so much. I am now pretty convinced he was indeed a he and I feel better about selling him. therealsilkiechick your pictures were very helpful. In the pictures you have the seccond marans chick interested me. I have one that has brown on it like that and I just assumed she was a mutt. What varriety is yours in that picture?
     
  10. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    scooter crowed for the first time the other day and hes 8 weeks...
     

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