Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LT, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two blue copper Marans I purchased from a local breeder on August 10. At that point, they were 6-8 weeks old, meaning now they would be 10-12 or so. They are both about the same size, but one of them has developed more copper colored feathers on the neck than the other. I don't know if this is just a case of one developing faster than the other, or if one of them is a cockeral. Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is the first time I have had this breed.
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  2. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullet
     
  3. Rhandi74

    Rhandi74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me too, my 9 week old Maran cockerels have very red large comb and waddles. My pullets have much smaller ones.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They both look like pullets. The copper on the neck isn't an indicator of gender. Copper or red leakage on the wings, however, would be a male sign.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on both pullets. :eek:)
     
  6. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I wasn't observing any obvious signs of a male, but I have only ever had pullets. I am always suspicious until the first egg. I have two other "girls" who are Olive Eggers from the same breeder, and they are the same age. In observing the four of them interactinig, there is no real posturing so I think I did end up with 4 pullets. Thanks again!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both of them look like pullets to me.
     
  8. Doodlemum

    Doodlemum Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullets. Pretty too!
     

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