Roos or Pullets with pix (Olive Eggers and Black Copper Marans)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Spring Chook, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, I'd be interested to hear your views on these three. I have my own thoughts .... I hatched all three under my broody bantam. One is an Olive Egger, the other 2 are Copper Marans

    A - Black Copper Marans ... boy or girl ?
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    B Blue Copper Marans
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    B the Blue Copper Marans again
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    C Olive Egger

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    what do you think experts?

    PS they were born on the 30th May so are roughly 10 weeks old
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  2. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Posting a shot from the side view (including tail) and of their heads would be helpful. There is a Gender and Breed thread where I have always received great support in identifying gender and breed. You might want to post there...lots of experience.
    Good luck
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    From what I can see I would take a big guess...
    A - roo but would like so see more
    B - same as A
    C - pullet
     
  3. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Mrs Feathers,
    here are some more snaps. They are very shy of the camera!

    A Black Copper Marans
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    B BCM
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    C Olive Egger
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  4. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking the black one is a roo, but concerned they all might be!
     
  5. ND Sue

    ND Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some BCMarans and mine have been pretty easy to tell from a fairly young age. The males have a lot bigger comb on them.
    I'm no expert, that's for sure... but I would say both of your Marans are pullets, going by their small combs.
    I have no idea on the third one.
    How's that for muddying the waters? [​IMG]
     

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