Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EddieLee, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. EddieLee

    EddieLee Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of my barnyard mix I keep going back and forth on. They were hatched mid October. The mom is a blue Maran, the dad a white Easter egger. He had a pea comb. [​IMG]

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    2nd question- will I get olive eggs out of this mix, or does the roo need to be Maran and the Hen an EE?

    Thanks for any help!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe that both are cockerels.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are both roosters.

    You should get olive eggs from that cross, but the tricky thing is not knowing what color genes the EE father had. Unless you hatched him yourself, it's kind of a crapshoot. The pea comb is encouraging, but not a guarantee unfortunately.
     
  4. EddieLee

    EddieLee Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Thanks. Those were my only two Maran eggs that hatched, so I'll never know!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I think those are both cockerels.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Bummer! Can you make the cross again?
     
  7. EddieLee

    EddieLee Out Of The Brooder

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    Complaints from the neighbor landed our roo in freezer camp. So unfortunately no we can't. I wosh I could. He was a handsome guy.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have two cockerels. They're pretty birds!
     

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