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Pullets or Roos? Black Maran/Black copper maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamalindley, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. mamalindley

    mamalindley Out Of The Brooder

    We got these 4 birds a couple weeks ago. The wheaten is definitely a hen. She'll be a year in October. The others were spring chicks, born in April. No one is crowing or laying yet. Any guesses on sex? [​IMG]

    We were hoping for all pullets, but I honestly think we may have two Roos.
  2. WyoChickies

    WyoChickies Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2016
    Cheyenne, WY
  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2016
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    how old?
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Pullets, but they sure don't look like Marans.
  6. mamalindley

    mamalindley Out Of The Brooder

    I've thought the same thing looking at other's photos. I should have said "they were sold to me as marans". The "wheaten" is laying a nice, dark brown egg, but not as dark as some I've seen.

  7. mamalindley

    mamalindley Out Of The Brooder

    They were hatched in April.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Yeah, the Wheaten isn't bad and that certainly appears to be a Marans egg, albeit a little light... but those supposed Black Coppers look more like mutts to me!
  10. mamalindley

    mamalindley Out Of The Brooder

    I only paid $10/each for them..and he gave us one because he wasn't 100% sure the sex either. So I'm OK with mutts, just hopefully egg laying mutts. [​IMG]

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