pullet or cockeral? should've been able to tell by now!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sshavney, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning folks! I have a question regarding the maturing of Black copper Marans. I have three that are all the same age (give or take a day or two). I thought I was lucky enough to get 2 pullets and 1 cockeral. They are all turning 6mths. The Cockeral has already started to do his thing with the other ladies, however I was wondering about one of the "pullets". It seems as though it can't make up it's mind on what it wants to be. It hasn't crowed nor has it tried to mate anything. It hangs with the ladies mostly. On the male his spurs are definately beginning to show. On the she/he that is the same age it looks like there could be some small pimple size size bumps on the legs. It's also hard to tell with the tail feathers. I was wondering if anyone else has had this kind of trouble?

    Here is the one I know for sure is a young rooster (his tail feathers look awful because he was attacked by a dog)
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    This is my pullet
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    This is the one I am questioning because they are all the same age!
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    One more to compare to the hen
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    One more to show that there is a mark where spurs should be but there aren't any so far. The other guy has spurs that are about the size of pencil erasers now. Sorry for so many pics.

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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  2. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no pictures! [​IMG]
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Rooster for sure
     
  4. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now they are there [​IMG]
     
  5. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought as much [​IMG]
    I really like him. Of the two which one should i keep?
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Its hard to say..if I plan to keep a roo I wait until they are fully grown to decide...yours look like they need another 2 months or more to decide;( so far though I like the first one:)
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's definitely a cockerel. His saddle feathers are pointed, while the pullet's are rounded.

    Give both boys a couple more months to decide which one to keep. [​IMG]
     
  8. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster, no question. [​IMG]
     
  9. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY ROOSTER 100% The skinny reddish saddle feathers on either side of the tail are a dead giveaway.
     
  10. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I see a RED sickle saddle feather, he's a roo- or at least that side of him is.
     

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